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CSS: Pre-recorded DVD-Video content is encrypted by the Content Scrambling System (CSS)
CPPM: the Content Protection for Prerecorded Media (CPPM) technology performs the same function for DVD-Audio material.
Regional Playback Control: Prerecorded DVD-Video discs are also equipped with Regional Playback Control, which allows consumers to play movies only in their local geographic regions.
CPRM: Writable DVD drives are prevented from indiscriminately copying protected content by the Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) system.
CGMS-A: The Macrovision DVD Copy Protection system, Copy Generation Management System (CGMS-A)
Verance: The Verance DVD-Audio Watermarking technology guards analog output from being captured by analog and digital recorders
DTCP: The Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP) system does the same for digital data streams.
HDCP: DVI connections to digital monitors are protected by the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) technology
Video Watermarking: Although there's currently no way to guard against a pirate hijacking the VGA signal traveling between a PC and a monitor, the industry is working on a video-watermarking proposal that would prevent this and other types of vulnerabilities in the analog domain.
CPSA: All these technologies are coordinated into a formal architecture, called the Content Protection System Architecture.
Region Code Enhancement (RCE): one new aspect of region coding is Region Code Enhancement. This is deigned by the studios to prevent viewing a Region One disc on a Region Free DVD player.