February 14, 2001

DivX threatens TV, not movies

Author: JT Smith

Inside.com via MSNBC has a story about the DivX and the DeCSS code's threat to television. "If
you've ever tried to use the demonized DeCSS hacking
software to crack a DVD's encryption, then compress the file,
then share it over the Net with someone willing to download a
600 MB file, you know that this is strictly for hackers and
hardcore hobbyists. It is no more of a threat to Sony Pictures
than a ham operator is to Clear Channel.
At least not to films. TV? That's another story."
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