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Sony Implements Restrictive DRM for PlayStation Network Video Service
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 12:05

Sony to allow one official download per purchase
Stephen Kamizuru (Blog) - September 24, 2008 12:15 PM 

 According to an Ars Technica article, PlayStation 3 owners who download video through the PlayStation Network Video Store are allowed one official download, and if necessary, one additional download after contacting customer service. The files cannot be backed up and moved to another hard drive or copied onto a CD or DVD.

An Ars Technica forum poster found this out the hard way after he deleted video content to make room on his hard drive and then found he could not re-download the content. Sony’s official policy is “Purchased content can be downloaded to a single PlayStation 3 or a single PSP system”, and "Purchased content can be played on a single PlayStation 3 system and up to 3 PSP systems simultaneously". Their policy on downloads is, “Content cannot be re-downloaded once it has been downloaded to either a PlayStation 3 or PSP system”. [Dailytech..]   [Comments...]


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