Reality Bytes: Industry ignorance promotes piracy

Remember those hated DVD ‘regions’ that film companies and electronics manufacturers created to stop you buying cheaper videos from the United States?

28th October, 2006

Remember those hated DVD ‘regions’ that film companies and electronics manufacturers created to stop you buying cheaper videos from the United States? Well, they’re at it again – this time with high definition films and DVD players.

To keep prices up, manufacturers of both new high definition (HD) DVD formats - Sony’s Blu-ray and Toshiba’s HD-DVD - will programme their new DVD players not to play discs bought in different regions....

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