Google Blocking Android Market Movie Rentals on Rooted Devices

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  1. OffWorld

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    Google is blocking Android Market movie rentals on rooted devices because of copy protection -- Engadget

    Not much of a concern right now unless you own a Xoom tablet. But it will be rolled out soon for Android 2.2 and higher devices - but apparently due to copy protection on the movies ONLY for unrooted devices.

    From the engadget article:
    That's a no brainer. Superuser privileges win. I'm sure when a work-around is found you'll need to be root anyway. If not, I'll find my movies elsewhere, thank you.

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