[Videolib] self-destructing DVDs (again)

Bergman, Barbara J (barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu)
Tue, 9 Sep 2003 10:28:22 -0500

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Apparently we aren't yet done with self-destructing DVDs. Sadly, the
article doesn't even mention the quick and well-deserved demise of the
last attempt...

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DISNEY TOUTS SELF-DESTRUCTING DVDs
Walt Disney is launching its new, disposable DVD product line today,
which will be available in convenience stores, pharmacies and other
outlets in four U.S. cities. The test will gauge consumer enthusiasm for
the EZ-D format, which will carry a suggested price of $6.99 and are
viewable for 48 hours after opening up the package. Once the package is
opened, exposure to oxygen slowly erodes the readability of the disc
through a process similar to the developing of Polaroid film. The plan
has drawn criticism from environmental groups, which say the discs will
add needless waste to U.S. landfills. Disney says there will be some
recycling available -- although not in-store -- and consumers eventually
will be able to trade in six used discs for a free new one. (Reuters/CNN
Money 9 Sep 2003) For full article:
http://money.cnn.com/2003/09/09/technology/disney_dvd.reu...
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self-destructing DVDs (again)

Apparently = we arent yet = done with self-destructing DVDs. Sadly, the article = doesnt = even mention the quick and well-deserved demise of the last = attempt

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NewsScan Daily: September 9, 2003
 

DISNEY TOUTS SELF-DESTRUCTING = DVDs
Walt Disney is launching its new, disposable DVD = product line today, which will be available in convenience stores, = pharmacies and other outlets in four U.S. cities. The test will gauge = consumer enthusiasm for the EZ-D format, which will carry a suggested = price of $6.99 and are viewable for 48 hours after opening up the = package. Once the package is opened, exposure to oxygen slowly erodes = the readability of the disc through a process similar to the developing = of Polaroid film. The plan has drawn criticism from environmental = groups, which say the discs will add needless waste to U.S. landfills. = Disney says there will be some recycling available -- although not = in-store -- and consumers eventually will be able to trade in six used = discs for a free new one. (Reuters/CNN Money 9 Sep = 2003)
For full article: = http://money.cnn.com/2003/09/09/technology/disney_dvd.reu.= ..

Copyright = 2003. NewsScan Daily (R) is a publication of NewsScan.com Inc. =       

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