Macrovision Get Tough

Some time ago, we reported on Macrovision's new, tough stance on players with secret menus that allow consumers to bypass their copy protection method. This resulted in several of these menus being removed from US players such as the Apex AD-600A, but far eastern players have, in the main, remained largely unaffected until now. Today however, DVD Reviewer are reporting that a new round of threatening letters have been fired off to various companies in Asia suggesting that legal action will be forthcoming should action not be taken to remove such loopholes immediately. Players affected include various Scan, Mico, Daewoo and Yelo products. What happens will remain to be seen as the law is not as clearly on Macrovision's side in Asia as it was in the US case.

Carl Prescott

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