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 UltraZelda64 on Wed 15th Sep 2010 04:55 UTC in reply to "DRM is still effective"
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While 9 years is a a long time as far as technology goes, at least hardware and to a lesser extent software... it's not for media/storage formats. How long has the audio CD been around? Or the video DVD? As with any other format, they intend Blu-ray to last just about as long once it picks up. And IMO, it hasn't even really picked up yet. And already, one of its primary DRM systems is totally f***ed. Hasn't AACS been cracked as well, a while back? I thought I read something about that.

So yeah, I would consider this a major blow to the DRM guys; next thing you know, they'll put some new type of DRM or other copy protection on their movies, which will lock out all current players, just because it's so damn broken right now. Or else, every Blu-ray disc will easily be cracked until it's replaced with something else... which is most likely going to be a hell of a long time.

DRM... as always, a major failure. Yet people still defend it?

Edited 2010-09-15 04:57 UTC

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