DRM Prevents British PM Gordon Brown From Watching Obama’s DVD Gift

Posted Mar 25, 2009

Recently the United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown was given 25 DVDs of classic American movies by United States President Barack Obama.  However when Gordon attempted to play the DVDs he ran into a DRM encryption issue.  President Obama gave Brown Region 1 DVDs which were unplayable in Brown’s Region 2 DVD player.

Therefore in this case, the DRM software built into purchased DVDs were preventing the Prime Minister from doing something legal. One of the movies that was given to brown was Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.

[via Telegraph UK]