Awards Solve The Piracy Problem

To take away the piracy threat, this year’s Oscar voters were sent special DVD players that could read specially encrypted discs. “In all, 13,000 of the DVD players manufactured by Dolby Laboratories were sent to all academy members, British Academy of Film and Television Arts members and some of the other awards-bestowing organizations, to play encrypted discs that cannot be copied and downloaded. The new machines take away the downloading option.”