Show business may have the glitz and the glamor that you may have seen on TV, but beneath it all they are a bunch of artists who need to promote their art. Each record sold, each movie ticket bought, each DVD purchased matters to these artists, and not just to them, but to the entire production unit behind them. Piracy is casting a dark shadow over the entertainment industry. And cryptography is trying to show them the path to light. DVD Encryption and DRM has been looked upon with both glee as well as sorrow. Read more about what they are and how they function.
And if you don’t want those 150 channels on cable with the news in 10 different languages, then CAS (conditional access system) maybe the answer to your prayers. Watch what you want, and what you want alone! It has already been made available in many countries like the US, but in others like India, it’s still an upcoming trend. Read about cryptography’s role in CAS.
Even the entertainment industry isn’t spared!