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 - infringement
by jabbotts on Wed 15th Sep 2010 18:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Newtons's law"
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.. it's copyright infringement not piracy. Pirates are still badly dressed people raiding ships at gunpoint. People infringing copywrite are "playing at piracy" at best. No need to romantisize copywrite infringement to get mroe kids interested in it (even RIAA realizes that they've just romantisized it).

But, my real point in responding; there will always be people only willing to pay "free" dollars for anything. They go out of there way to take things from stores without paying. They go out of there way to take digital data without paying. Nothing new here. The media companies could chose a more appropriate price point for there products and make honorable customers out of all but the minority who would only ever accept "free".

Same thing happens with other products. If you price yourself too high for the market, you loose paying customers. Price your product reasonably for the market and you gain paying customers.

This is one of the rare cases where "what the market will bare" is biting the vendors back. Normally that price strategy means "gouge 'em for all we can get" but in this case, the market is clearly not willing to pay the asking price for a lump of plastic and all the effort RIAA goes into to crush fair use and sell you the same content in multiple formats.

I'm not justifying copyright infringement. I'm suggesting that the automatic response to questioning the content providers shouldn't be "oh, just another criminal that won't pay for our products at any price".

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