A new version of SONY's DVD copy protection system "ARccOS" has already been compromised.
The new protection is used on the DVD version of the movie "The Forgotten" starring Julianne Moore, released on January 18th, 2005. The new version of the popular tool "AnyDVD" by the Antiguan software company "SlySoft", which eliminates this protection, was already released a day before. "We remove copy protections faster, than the movie industry can deploy them" says SlySoft's CEO Giancarlo Bettini very pleased. "Maybe the movie industry will start to reconsider using these useless copy protections. They cost money and may cause compatibility problems with the customer's equipment".
"Settec ALPHA-DVD" is another new DVD copy protection. It has been developed by a spin-off of Korea's Elecronic giant "LG". As the SONY counterpart, it is based on a modified DVD structure in combination with unreadable sectors. This new protection is no problem for SlySoft's new AnyDVD, too.
"Puppetlock" is a third variant of new copy protections for movie DVDs. The strange name was given by SlySoft engineers, because it was first sighted on German marionette DVDs.