DVD-Ds, also referred to as disposable DVDs,[1] were a type of disposable digital versatile disc/digital video disc that were designed to be used for a maximum 48 hours after the containing package is opened.[2] After this time, the DVDs became unreadable to DVD players[1] because they contained a chemical that, after the set period of time, will prevent the underlying data from being read by DVD drives.[1][3] The medium in itself was copy protection neutral and did not require additional Digital Rights Management types of applications to be installed for the content to be accessible.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "This DVD will self-destruct in 48 hours". The Register. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  2. ^ "DVD-D self destructs after 48 hours". www.pocket-lint.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  3. ^ "Throwaway DVDs - News and Info on Disposable DVDs". Archived from the original on 2004-08-05.