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Self-Destroying DVDs Could Change Rental Market

Weekend Edition host Scott Simon talks with P.J. McNealy of the technology research firm Gartner G-2 about new DVDs that are rendered useless about eight hours after the case is opened. The technology promises to have broad implications for Hollywood and the video rental industry.(3:00)

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Scott Simon
Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.