Having recently settled various lawsuits over their use of invasive DRM in CD's, Sony has decided to try their luck with pushing more DRM into DVD's which has caused some recent issues in Sony's own DVD Players.
"It doesn't seem believable. But the terrible publicity Sony is still getting following its efforts to foist dangerous (to PCs) rootkit spyware onto customers via music CDs doesn't seem to have dissuaded the company from trying it on again, this time DRM-ing movies. And it's apparently been going on since March at the least.View: Full Article @ p2pnet
"In their zeal to make their DVD movies copyproof (yeah right) they have in fact made their latest releases unplayable on some DVD players, including my Sony DVP-CX995V DVD player," says Mick B on Just another WordPress.com weblog, quoted on slashdot.
He goes on that he recently rented Sony's Stranger than Fiction and The Holiday. both by Sony Pictures. Both load up to the splash title screen and then load no further, then after about 60 secs the player turns itself off!"
Link: Forum Discussion (Thanks EZRecovery)