Star Wars: Attack Of The Digital Clones

Star Wars director George Lucas publicly lashed out against online movie trading last week, but some wonder whether he didn't do himself a disservice by shooting Star Wars: Episode II--Attack of the Clones entirely with digital cameras, thereby possibly making it easier for pirates to copy the movie. The Lucas camp contends it is taking full advantage of industry-adopted encryption safeguards that ensure digital releases sent to the few theaters with digital-projection booths cannot be displayed elsewhere. Future digital films may have additional defenses: the Motion Picture Association of America is looking into digital-projection technology that will make it impossible to...

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