How CD, DVD, Blu-ray Copy Protection Software Works

The software and movies you buy on a CD, DVD or Blu-Ray are often copy protected, meaning you can use the content on them but you will be unable to copy them onto another medium. In other words, the production houses will equip the CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays with Digital Rights Management (DRM) to discourage […]

Blu-ray Security: A Cause for Concern?

Blu-ray is the preferred home movie format for consumers because of its amazing picture and sound quality. Movie studios love Blu-ray discs because they contain strong anti-piracy technologies that prevent people from making illegal copies of HD movies. However, recent developments have caused the security of the Blu-ray format to come under scrutiny. It wasn’t […]

Blu-ray Region Codes Explained

DVD and Blu-ray discs make it very easy to play, store, and transport movies. Unfortunately, this convenience also makes optical discs a popular format for movie piracy. In an attempt to prevent movies from being illegally distributed, a system of digital rights management, or region codes, was built into the DVD and Blu-ray disc formats […]

Blu-ray Security: Is it Strong Enough?

By now, you’ve probably heard about what makes Blu-ray so great. It’s more than just the newest format for movie releases and PlayStation 3 games. It’s got better picture and sound quality than DVD. Last year, Blu-ray triumphed over its rival format HD-DVD which withdrew from the market in February. Also in 2008, sales of […]