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: Newtons's law
by Almafeta on Wed 15th Sep 2010 00:10 UTC in reply to "Newtons's law"
Almafeta
Member since:
2007-02-22

"To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction..." Maybe a smarter thing for film industry would be to distribute digital content at the price most consumers would be willing to pay, making pirating an unwanted hassle, rather than a necessity.


Like Netflix, Hulu, Youtube Movies, Youtube Shows, Crunchyroll, and (when I'm feeling nostalgic) Jaroo?

I guess the total of $9 I pay per month for unlimited television and movies does not reprsent "a price the average consumer would be willing to pay."

Edited 2010-09-15 00:11 UTC

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RE[2]: Newtons's law
by apoclypse on Wed 15th Sep 2010 00:32 in reply to "RE: Newtons's law"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Exactly so. There is tons of content out there that doesn't require one to pay and the stuff that does is dirt cheap compared to say cable. NetFlix, Hulu are my primary viewing experience of content. I can watch most of the shows I want without ever having to resort to piracy. Anything else I watch on iTunes if available. Itunes even lets you rent shows now for a buck. Sometimes buying it is even cheaper. My iTunes library is huge.

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RE[2]: Newtons's law
by WereCatf on Wed 15th Sep 2010 08:11 in reply to "RE: Newtons's law"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Like Netflix, Hulu, Youtube Movies, Youtube Shows, Crunchyroll, and (when I'm feeling nostalgic) Jaroo?

Netflix and Hulu are available only in the US and the rest I have never even heard of. Maybe their marketing just sucks? :S

Anyhow, thought to add a tip here for any Northern European residents: Voddler is a rather new service but what little I have been playing with it it seems to work pretty well. Most movies seem to cost 3.70€ and there's even plenty free ones. If you're interested in a Netflix/Hulu-like service you might wish to try it out.

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RE[3]: Newtons's law
by amadensor on Wed 15th Sep 2010 15:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Newtons's law"
amadensor Member since:
2006-04-10

The point is, though, that when there is a reasonable way to get it legally, people do. Maybe there needs to be a reasonable way to do this in Europe. Maybe the fix is not use DRM and make it painful for everyone, then crack it, but instead to create reasonable ways to get the content legally, and make them nicer and easier than the illegal ones.

I can download from torrent, then reformat with ffmpeg, then encrypt in just the right way with the right key, and copy it to the Tivo desktop server and watch it, or I can just stream from Netflix on my Wii. Which one do you think I will do, especially considering that I have the Netflix anyway for DVD's of fun old movies that are not good enough to buy and watch many times, but I still want to see once?

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RE[2]: Newtons's law
by anda_skoa on Wed 15th Sep 2010 09:25 in reply to "RE: Newtons's law"
anda_skoa Member since:
2005-07-07

Like Netflix, Hulu, Youtube Movies, Youtube Shows, Crunchyroll, and (when I'm feeling nostalgic) Jaroo?


WereCatf already pointed that out but some of these seem to be limited to US customers only.
To you as an US based customer it might not b obvious, but some of us are really fed up with these silly "protection" schemes that are justthere to control the market rather than the product or content (DVD region codes anyone).

You have likely nevr felt the utter frustration of a show airing a year or more later (if at all), not being able to be part of the shows global fan community (try to participate in an discussion when you are just watching "last year's" season).

Or a show being cancelled just because the US audience didn't like it or the netork being stupid enough to pitch it against a show with broader audience (happens to good SciFi all the time).

So to conclude, as other have said as well, we can discussing price if there is actual availability. Be it availability depending on where you are (see above) or which device you have (e.g. listen to music at home as well as in your car).

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RE[3]: Newtons's law
by Almafeta on Wed 15th Sep 2010 15:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Newtons's law"
Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

You have likely nevr felt the utter frustration of a show airing a year or more later (if at all), not being able to be part of the shows global fan community (try to participate in an discussion when you are just watching "last year's" season).


No, I have never felt that frustration. Thanks to Crunchyroll, there's only an hour long delay in Japanese and US broadcasts.

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RE[3]: Newtons's law
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 15th Sep 2010 17:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Newtons's law"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

So baiscially, Tv is regionalized and all of the media distribution mediums are as well.

That sucks, but that doesn't, mean you have a right to the media. Nor does it justify any means you use to get the media.

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