TweakTown report that HD DVD content protection may have been hacked
"So if this software by muslix64 actually works, what does this mean for the movie industry? First of it’s probably going to mean that the HD-DVD standard is set back even longer from becoming mainstream or it could mean the implementation of a completely new content protection system but that could take years and hence doesn’t seem practical. Either way, the team at Blu-ray are probably smiling right now but hoping their next gen standard is not next on the list. In any case and just by reading various forums and discussions around the Net, consumers are quite mad about content protection in next generation HD content and as the age old saying goes, “Where there is a will, there is always a way…” - and the will clearly is to abandon HD-DVD and Blu-ray, show the films makers who is boss or just keep cracking their content protection systems."
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I certainly don't have any interest in strong DRM and refuse to purchase anything for myself that includes it.
We have fair use rights to back up our purchased "content" and unless the content producers want to guarantee me a new cd/dvd/game disk every time the old one stops working they should allow me to back up my disks and focus more on cryptographic copy protection for media.
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No "arrrr matey" to it at all.
I haven't run a hacked program for quite some time & I use a music subscription service. Hell, I even purchased 3 copies of XP during the last year (first time I bought an OS since dos 6.2 :) ).
I use daemon tools for legal purposes (running virtual game disks to keep the originals in original condition).
I don't mind content producers using cryptographic or other means to ensure that their products aren't pirated. I support methods like XP's authentication as long as they work and don't prevent me from making backup copies for my own legal use.
What I hate is crapware like starforce which goes beyond protecting content and starts enfringing on my rights.
Hehehe..... don't get me started....... :)
Plus we already pay a levy on dvd/cd's in Canada so the way I see it is you dont want someone to steal then dont accuse them of it and make them pay a "fine" without proof.
Ya, I read about that on xboxscene. Here's the link for the Youtube video incase anyone wanted to see it in action.
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