"Hidden features included in a DVD player released in January
have the Motion Picture Association of America contemplating legal
"Thanks to Nerdout.com, both users and the MPAA are aware that
the Apex AD-600A player's DVD copyright protection scheme and
regional encoding features can be overridden...."
"Unlike other DVD players, the Apex can play DVD movies created
anywhere in the world. Regions are assigned specific numbers so,
for example, DVDs created in Region 1 -- the United States -- can
only be played in that area. But by accessing a hidden menu in the
Apex player, users can turn off regional encoding."
"The player also has the ability to remove the DVD Content
Scrambling System (CSS). Doing so enables users to copy DVDs,
similar to the functionality of the much-maligned DeCSS
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