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]: DRM is still effective
by earksiinni on Wed 15th Sep 2010 06:13 UTC in reply to "RE: DRM is still effective"
earksiinni
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As with any other format, they intend Blu-ray to last just about as long once it picks up.


You don't know that. My point is that everyone on these and other tech-oriented forums looks at DRM from an engineering perspective, as if the effectiveness of DRM should be judged by whether it's cracked or not. I'm pretty sure that after years of DRM schemes being cracked, the industry is aware that any DRM will be cracked; anything stated in public to the contrary is pure rhetoric, we shouldn't be so naive as to believe that when a company states that their encryption is unbreakable that they actually mean that. Confidence is half the battle.

Companies work with numbers and metrics, not absolutes. For all we know, nine years is well beyond what they expected.

Moreover, who are "they"? Many actors are involved, all with different interests. Don't you think that there are certain parties who would very well like to see new standards constantly created because it would be profitable for them? Maybe "they" intend for DRM to be vulnerable to keep up the need for new DRM regimes.

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