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: DRM is still effective
by agildehaus on Wed 15th Sep 2010 04:54 UTC in reply to "DRM is still effective"
agildehaus
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To be fair, HDCP has never been a high priority. Why bother with it when AACS has been rendered useless? Who wants to capture in real-time and deal with audio sync when the streams can be ripped in their original form straight off the disc?

I suppose this will make high-def TV capture easier and of higher-quality, but with the analogue loophole HDCP has never been a hurdle there either. There's not much quality missing from a high-def capture off component video. The hardware to do it costs next to nothing today.

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