Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Sep 2010 21:21 UTC
Multimedia, AV If the rumours are true, and if this Pastebin post (be sure to mirror the key if that won't get you in trouble with your authorities) is legitimate, then it looks like High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection has been cracked so hard its mother's mother felt it. HDCP is a copy protection mechanism which protects the audio and video streams sent over DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI.
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RE[2]: Newtons's law
by phoenix on Tue 14th Sep 2010 22:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Newtons's law"
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It's not so much the price as the convenience factor that matters most.

There's a lot of content out there that I would gladly fork over money for ... if it didn't require jumping through hoops to get it to play on my hardware/software, at the time(s) when I want it to.

There's also a lot of content out there that is no longer available for purchase from any legit sources. I can't send the big wigs any money, as they no longer make the product available. If I could, I would buy it.

I have no problem with spending money on content ... but I won't spend hours/days looking for it, nor will I spend hours/days getting my system(s) setup to play it, nor will I go through the hassle of all the forced DRM/ads/warnings/etc.

Make it easy and convenient to use/play/watch/listen, and I will send money just as easily. Make it hard and inconvenient, and I'll go to a more convenient source.

Simple as that.

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