Originally Posted by rolltide1017
I also agree with Ruined. Look at all the trouble we have with BD+, constant firmware upgrades needed to keep disc playing correctly that are slow to be released at times. Now they want to screw with the audio just for the chance to mute a pirate's audio. All the pirates have to do is rip the BD but replace the soundtrack with the audio form the DVD. Poof, high quality video and decent audio still pirated. This isn't going to do a thing to slow down pirates, it will only punish those of us who pay for our BDs.
It only ever hurts the paying customer, never the pirates.
It's a strange irony that the very thing that helped Blu-ray win Fox and Disney support over HD DVD - its DRM - is the very thing that's both most hated by the paying customers and been easily defeated by the pirates! Toshiba must be still laughing at Hollywood's forever futile failed and expensive DRM attempts... saying we told you so in 2006!
First AACS, released 2006 - hacked 2006, then BD+, released in 2008 - hacked in 2008, now Cinavia released in 2010...
I can bet my bottom sheckle that Video Watermarking will be next to follow =)