4 months ago, I promised myself never to buy DVDs again
, to stop funding this media mafia
. Until now, I kept this promise and it worked out surprisingly well. After all, you don't really need this Hollywood crap.
This weekend, I wanted to watch one of the DVDs I already own, but surprise surprise, it doesn't work any more: The new Windows Media Player 11 says it won't play it because my decoder may not be used together with the digital copy protection. It worked perfectly with the previous version of the Media Player. Thanks, Microsoft. Thanks, MPAA, RIAA, etc.
I'm watching my DVDs using Linux now. It just works fine there.