HD-DVD Cracked anti-rip Key!

Discussion in 'Main Lounge' started by Jason, May 2, 2007.

  1. Jason


    Sep 26, 2005
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    This is huge...

    Digg is getting owned by this breaking news, finally the HD-DVD key is out. They keep trying to delete diggs, but users keep submitting. The entire front page is covered.

    You can see their reaction here, in a blog entry:

    Read the digg Admin blog

    Read about it here:

    DRM lobby tries to get HD DVD genie back into the bottle

    Legal campaign helps advertise leaks in DRM technology from the public

    Tom Sanders in California, vnunet.com, 02 May 2007

    A DRM licensing authority is strong-arming search engines, bloggers and open source advocates in a desperate attempt to stop the spread of a software key that discables copyright protections on Blu-ray and HD-DVD disks.

    Copyright reform activist Cory Doctorow on Monday decided to remove the information from a group blog to which he contributes after he received a cease and desist letter from the Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator (AACS-LA).

    The consortium is backed by technology vendors including IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Sony and the Walt Disney Company. It oversees the AACS digital rights management technology that is used on high definition DVDs.

    The so-called processing keys that the blog published lets users disable the DRM technology that prevents users from copying the disks or from playing it on unlicensed equipment or software.

    Doctorow isn't the first blogger to receive a legal order from the DRM technology group. Several other blogs have been ordered to remove references to the key and links to a forum where it was first disclosed. Google also has received legal threats from the company.

    The crack first surfaced mid February a Doom 9 forum.

    In an act of defiance, numerous bloggers have posted the key on their websites or linked to the website detailing the original crack. They also submitted such web pages to social news services such as Digg in an effort to spread the information to a wide audience.

    Ultimately the AACS' campaign succeed in achieving the direct opposite of what it attempted. Instead of stopping it from spreading, it notified more people of the crack and methods explaining how to exploit it.
    Jason, May 2, 2007
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