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The studios play it cool on BackupHDDVD

The Internet has been buzzing for a couple of months about BackupHDDVD and related efforts to pick the electronic locks on high-definition discs, but the reaction from Hollywood has been muted. That's because studio executives saw it coming (although perhaps not so soon after HD DVD and Blu-ray discs hit the market), and they don't think their copy-protection strategy has been defeated. At least not yet. I wrote a column about this for latimes.com today, and you can read it here.

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Times editorial writer Jon Healey pens opinion pieces about a variety of business issues, and blogs about technologies that are changing the entertainment industry's business model.

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