New Movie Audio WaterMark will STOP DVD from Playing

  1. From 2006 the soundtracks of all major movies released to the cinema will contain an audio "watermark". The high-definition DVD players due to be launched next year by Toshiba will be able to detect it.

    When the code is detected, the DVD player will stop the movie.

    Since HD DVD and Sony's rival Blu-ray use very similar movie encryption systems, watermarking is also likely to be used with Blu-ray

    http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg18825246.000&feedId=mech-tech_rss20
    http://www.dvd-recordable.org/Article2258.phtml
    http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/12625
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    I would give it three months after release until someone hacks the player firmware and/or a program is developed to remove the watermark from the soundtrack and inject the cleaned audio to the copy.
  3. kirock

    kirock Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,598

    OK that one is worrisome. Holy crap after yesterday's post about SONY and the rootkit spyware in their music CDs, now this, what's going, on a battle of copyright protection which will end where? 64bit encryption codes which you pay for the key and it self destructs in 30 seconds! "You can accept to watch this DVD, the choice is yours"..BOOM. :unch:
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    DVD-Audio discs have had this all the time. They use encryption and watermarking, both are optional, but guess are they used.


    By the way, ! !, do you ever have your own opinions about news you post?


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