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Comment Re:The other side of the coin (Score 2, Informative) 362

The only thing I disagree with is that it's trivial to copy DVDs. Even the least technically savvy person can put a music CD into their computer and press the Copy Disc button that's built in to the operating system now. DVDs are more difficult, and the new breed of discs seem to be harder to copy still (not that I have a high def drive to say for sure, nor the desire to support the anti-consumer technology).

AACS won't stop actual piracy, but even CSS stops (or slows) casual playground/sneakernet piracy, so in that regard I think the actions of the AACS-LA are appropriate. People talk about the millions of dollars and years of time to develop the system that is broken in hours for free, but if it keeps 80% of the movie buying population from switching to the mindset that "movies are free like music is" then a cost/benefit analysis will probably say to implement the technology.

In any case, the aftermath is fun to watch.

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