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Ricoh offers VCPS capable blank DVD media

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 06 Jul 2007 6:27 User comments (5)

Ricoh offers VCPS capable blank DVD media Ricoh Japan has sent samples of its new VCPS-capable DVD+R media to manufacturers of DVD recorders. Video Content Protection System (VCPS) is a new encryption mechanism designed for use with blank DVD+R/RW/DL media. VCPS-capable media could be labeled as "broadcast flag-ready" media. While the requirement for equipment to support the broadcast flag is long gone, it is still making its way into broadcasts and recording hardware.
The goal is to prevent mass distribution of copyrighted content that have been recorded from digital broadcasts. The broadcast flag can dictate what is allowed to be done with the content and what is not. For example, recording a broadcast might be allowed, but making copies of the recording can be restricted.

However, some DVD+R/RW recorders utilize this encryption because the implementation of VCPS is not mandated by the DVD+RW Alliance. However, this means that devices that do not utilize the technology will not be able to record content that is transmitted using the new broadcast flag protection.


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5 user comments

16.7.2007 7:01

Woa, these DRM people never cease to confuse me. So this new DRM for DVD+R is going to do what? restrict what content can be burned and copied on a DVD+R. Hm... how about moving over to DVD-R? This will probably create a couple of more hours of work for the slysoft guys.

26.7.2007 9:23

Orrrrrrrrrr..... just don't use that media to burn to.

37.7.2007 9:23

you are right just dont use thier media.oh oh got a brain cramp.

47.7.2007 10:11

These will definitely be big sellers...NOT!!!! Makes me wonder if they could even give them away.

59.7.2007 20:39

Just another copyrighted DRM that will eventually be cracked.

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