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DVD region codes are a digital rights management technique designed to allow film distributors to control aspects of a release, including content, release date, and price, according to the region.

This is achieved by way of region-locked DVD players, which will play back only DVDs encoded to their region (plus those without any region code). The American DVD Copy Control Association also requires that DVD player manufacturers incorporate the regional-playback control (RPC) system. However, region-free DVD players, which ignore region coding, are also commercially available,[1] and many DVD players can be modified to be region-free, allowing playback of all discs.[2]

DVDs may use one code, a combination of codes (multi-region), every code (all region) or no codes (region free).[3]

DVDs of British films and TV programmes, such as Are You Being Served? and Grace and Favour, are normally released as Region 2.

SourcesEdit

  1. Breaking Down DVD Borders (James C. Luh - The Washington Post)
  2. |title=DVD FAQ: DVD utilities and region-free information (Jim Taylor - Dvddemystified.com)
  3. DVD region code on Wikipedia

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