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 Vide on Tue 14th Sep 2010 22:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Newtons's law"
Vide
Member since:
2006-02-17

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.


Not entirely true. I mean, obviously there are tons of hardcore freeriders who aren't going to pay a cent anyway, but still in the age of VHS there were lots of people renting movies. And it still happens today. Just look at Spotify... 5$ month and you can listen to almost (ok, there are exceptions) everything whenever (and wherever, for 10$/month) you want.

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RE[3]: Newtons's law
by jgagnon on Wed 15th Sep 2010 12:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Newtons's law"
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2008-06-24

In the VHS days, the (home) pirates were renting and copying, never to rent or buy again. As was said, there will always be people who feel they deserve whatever they want for free.

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