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 galvanash on Wed 15th Sep 2010 00:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Newtons's law"
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Bullshit! That's just something pirates say to justify themselves. The only price they are willing to pay is free. Even if things were "fairly" priced, they would still pirate anyway and make up another excuse.

Bullshit right back! It isn't the price that makes what the studios are peddling worthless - it is specifically the absolute unavailability of what people actually want... I want to be able to buy a movie or a TV show in digital HD quality and be able to do whatever I want with it short of giving it away. I want to be able to copy it to any device I see fit for viewing it whenever I want and as often as I want. Put it on my iPad - check. Put it on my HTPC - check. Transcode it for my iPhone - check. I don't want to buy some device form them to "allow" me to do this - I just want the fricken content...

The problem is the studios don't sell the product I want at ANY price. Show me a legal way to do this that won't require me to jump through stupid hoops... There isn't one because they don't want to sell movies and TV shows, they want to sell MEDIA. And when the media isn't in the format you want - they want you to buy it again. And again. And again... Well screw that - I don't want to buy media, I want to buy content. As soon as someone starts selling content Ill buy some.

I mean the music industry at least to some degree has gotten a clue (although I would rather flac - I can live with high bitrate MP3 or AAC as long as it isn't DRM'd).

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