Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Chemical Rights Management?

Sounds like something taken from Mission Impossible: "This DVD will self-destruct in 5 seconds". The movie industry is hoping to bring out self-destructing DVDs that can be viewed only twice. They have a chemical cover that destroys the information. This is not really a DRM as the protection is not electronic locking. We need another acronym. What about CRM?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They totally already have these. I saw them this Spring, before I left the States. They stop playing after something like 24 or 48 hours. They were really expensive too, something 3-7 dollars (I can't remember). 7-11 (a convenience store) had them as a way to rent movies but not have to deal with returns.

The really crappy thing about it though is that the DVDs are supposed to "outgas" as they decompose, and therefore they (at least seems to me) are a risk to the sensitive electronics in your DVD player.