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Press Release - Retailers and Consumers to be Able to Create Protected DVDs that Work with Existing DVD Players.


For Immediate Release

September 20, 2007


Retailers and Consumers to be Able to Create Protected DVDs

that Work with Existing DVD Players

(MORGAN HILL, CA) – For the first time, commercial vendors and individual

consumers will be able to legally create CSS copy-protected DVDs for playback on

existing DVD players. The Board of Directors of the DVD Copy Control Association

(DVD CCA) gave final approval for this innovative use of the technology late


With this new application of the Content Scramble System (CSS), the copy protection

used on most commercially produced DVDs, vendors could, for example, create

protected DVDs in custom runs at new on-demand factories or on store-based kiosks.

Individual consumers will also be able to legally record a variety of content at home,

including select movies, as offered by the content owners. In addition, consumers could

obtain unusual, historical, or special content that is now unavailable on DVD because

existing demand does not economically allow the mass reproduction today’s market

requires. The process will use special blank DVD discs with CSS encryption. The

copies will be compatible with millions of DVD players in homes and businesses today.

“This important change is in direct response to industry and consumer demand for new

legal alternatives for the creation and digital distribution of secure DVD content,” said

Chris Cookson, Chairman of the DVD CCA Board. “Now that the process needed to

enable this exciting capability is complete, we anticipate that new products and services

will quickly appear in the marketplace.”

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