Urbin Report

Sunday, April 09, 2006

A licence to print money...

Regina Lynn writes in Wired:

If you could buy a porn video, download it in about an hour and burn it to a DVD that will play in any standard drive, would you do it? What if it had built-in digital rights management (DRM) code that only let you burn the file to disk one time, and one time only?

Vivid, arguably the most tech-savvy of the big adult entertainment studios, is launching a new Burn to DVD service on April 3 with the expectation that you, and millions like you, will.

"We expect the service to be extremely popular," says Hirsch. "Just hit the button, download and burn."

"Extremely popular..." is probably a mild understatement.

Adding to the geek factor of this geek/porn crossover story is it discusses DRM and mentions Leo Laporte by name.