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Sony screws up again.

   After trying to get over the error that allowed the Japanese PS2s to play US DVDs through a simple trick, Sony goofed again. It is one of those bugs again where we, the gamers are not hurt at all, but the company could face problems.

   EE Times reported that the Playstation 2 allows anyone to get around the DVD copy protection that was set by the movie industry to prevent the DVDs to be copied onto the videotapes. The regular DVD players scramble the output signals. Playstation 2 also carries the protection but reportedly it could be converted into the regular NTSC signals that our TV sets use using a widely available converter in Japan, thus allowing us to make copies of the DVD movies.

   This doesn't mean much to you but if this is true, the problem could add more to the tensions between the movie industry and Sony. These tensions aren't new, they started when the first DVD glitch was found. Although Sony swears that it was an unintentional mistake on their end, movie makers can be loosing a lot of money due to these little errors, but there weren't any copyright lawsuits filed yet.

3/28/2000 Webmaster

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