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This topic doesn't quite fit anywhere on this forum but this is the best place I could come up with so bear with me.
I'm a Computer Engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh and am working on a project to do with the networking of digital video. The wall I recently ran in to however, has to do with DVD security and privledges. My research thus far has turned up nothing so I thought I'd ask an army of people just like me.
The Burning Questions:
Do DVD's have any form of self-identity? (like a CD key for a software disc) I know dvd boxes have barcodes but I am fairly certain that's only for retail purposes and no data on the disc actually correlates to that code. I'm looking for a way to prove purchase and ownership of a disc so that it may be read and ripped legally and without fail. I know this can easily be done unofficially with most discs, but the fact that there are some distributers that protect discs from this makes it a failed venture for my class without a work around.
Any help or a point in the right direction would be incredibly appreciated!