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Blu-Ray chooses antipiracy plan

New discs will use Advanced Access Content System being developed by consortium of studios and tech companies.

The Blu-Ray Disc Association, which is developing one of two rival high-definition, high-capacity next-generation DVD formats, has formally announced its copy-protection plans. The new discs will use the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) being developed by a consortium of studios and technology companies, the group said Tuesday. AACS is also being used by HD DVD, the rival disc format.

Blu-Ray is also adding an extra identification layer on its discs that will guard against mass production piracy.