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Paulo Teixeira December 28th, 2006 10:24 PM

AACS Allegedly hacked.
I was writing about this in the “The TOTEM Poll: Totally Off Topic, Everything Media" section under the “Cost analysis of Vista DRM” thread and I found a new article that deserves to be in its own thread.


Reuters fails to mention that Blu-Ray has more protection.

Jack Zhang December 28th, 2006 11:41 PM


Originally Posted by Paulo Teixeira
Reuters fails to mention that Blu-Ray has more protection.

Yes, but remember how the PSP got hacked and allowed illegal ISOs? Could easily happen to Blu-ray and it's ROM-Mark soon.

Paulo Teixeira December 29th, 2006 11:59 AM

The guy did use the XBOX360 HD-DVD add-on and that may cause a lot of non XBOX360 owners to buy the add-on just so they can try downloading HD-DVDs to their hard drive. It’s extremely unlikely but if he successfully copy a Blu-Ray movie in the future, then he better pray it’s not made by Disney because he will be hunted down very quickly.

Christopher Lefchik December 29th, 2006 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by Reuters
Muslix64 posted a video and decryption codes showing how to copy several films, including Warner Bros' Full Metal Jacket and Universal Studios' Van Helsing, on a popular hacker Internet blog and a video-sharing site.

Muslix64 announced his accomplishment on the Doom9.org forums. Don't these reporters know anything at all about the differences between a forum and a blog? And if they spent any time at all on the Doom9 forums they would know there is much, much, much more discussed there than "hacking."


Mark Sasahara December 30th, 2006 02:03 AM

Sony ur pwned!

Kyle Prohaska December 31st, 2006 05:08 PM

its funny when they try and stop people from doing stuff like that. No matter who's the smarty pants behind the scenes developing protection there is ALWAYS somebody out there smarter who will figure out how to break the protection. Besides, what good is protecting a player against copied HD DVD discs if you could figure out a way to rip it to MPEG2, encode it yourself, then burn it to DVD even, or another HD DVD? its not a "copy" anymore, it will just read as a normal HD DVD you'd burn from yoru computer. They'll never win, lol.


Heath McKnight December 31st, 2006 09:28 PM

From what I hear, the copy protection is pretty hard-core, even for us law-abiding citizens.


Peter Wiley January 1st, 2007 05:08 AM

New York Times Article
The New York Times published an article on this: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/01/te...gy/01hack.html

Paulo Teixeira January 1st, 2007 05:13 PM

This is just one step to copying an HD-DVD so there is a small possibility that someone may be successful in making a full copy of a HD-DVD in the future but like I said, it’ll take a lot more effort to copy a Blu-Ray and I’m sure this is not bothering Blu-Ray backers as much as its bothering HD-DVD backers. Either way, there are still stronger protection schemes that haven’t been used yet such as ICT.

Alan James January 3rd, 2007 02:53 PM

If I am thinking correctly DVDs have been able to be copied for a long long time. I donít think that being able to copy a DVD, HD- DVD or Blu ray disk will make any difference because what MOST consumers what is the entire package, ie: the pretty box and the nice looking pretty cover the DVD has. Most people arenít going to buy or rent a DVD and then copy it. We have to remember that the majority of people in the world are stupid in these matters and donít care to learn. To them it is easier to just buy the movie straight from the maker. Prices will come down as they always do to a level that people are comfortable with.

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