Recently I bought a commercial DVD containing the movie “Akira”, a movie I had seen once some time in the 90s and I intended to be able to see it again. I actually bought the bluray version, but bluray seems entirely not possible to watch. However, this box also contained the DVD version, but was disappointed that I cannot even watch that.
It seems that this multi-billion dollar entertainment industry apparently has something against open software and hence it seems very difficult to even use a legally bought license to watch this movie. I am, luckily, not in the States, however.
While a free solution would be preferred, I am even prepared to pay for any working/maintained library to decrypt DRM-protected discs (something you can obtain or is included when using Windows and is included when buying a Mac).
My question to this community is: Is there any fairly easy/straight-forward way to be able to watch this (and potentially other) DVD on Linux?
If legal in Sweden, I would like to be able to make a copy to protect the disc from wear ‘n’ tear and watch it off my hard drive.