DeCSS


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DeCSSDecryption of Contents Scrambling System (DVD)
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Written by Johansen and two anonymous developers, DeCSS unlocked a piece of encryption that scrambles the content of a DVD when someone tries to play it on an unauthorized machine.
RipGuard DVD plugs the "digital hole" created by PC-based DeCSS ripper software, which allow millions of average consumers to make unauthorized perfect digital copies of copyrighted DVDs in mere minutes.
DVD Jon," did not intend his DeCSS software to be used to pirate DVDs.
There is computer code called DeCSS which allows the user to decrypt the Content Scramble System that most commercial DVD movies employ to prevent unauthorized digital duplication.
RipGuard DVD plugs the "digital hole" created by PC-based DeCSS ripper software, which allows millions of average consumers to make unauthorized perfect digital copies of copyrighted DVDs in mere minutes.