[linux-elitists] (forw) DVD Jon innocent

Aaron Sherman ajs@ajs.com
Wed Jan 8 10:42:11 PST 2003

On Tue, 2003-01-07 at 20:57, Karsten M. Self wrote:

> I caught this on the BBC's World this afternoon.  The news announcer
> mis-read CSS as a copy-protection scheme, when in fact it is a
> playback-prevention scheme.
> Reducation requested.  The World's email address is theworld@pri.org.

CSS is neither; it's an encryption technology for DVD-media. Period.

The REASONS for its use by the industry range from copy protection to
playback control to platform licensing lock-in, but that does not change
what CSS is.

Aaron Sherman <ajs@ajs.com>

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