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Old 12-05-2011, 06:04 PM
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Default Blu-ray Encryption Cracked Using $350 in Hardware

The weak point in HDCP was much simpler to exploit than previously imagined.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Blu...PGA,14105.html
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:41 PM
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Sure but since when has HDCP ever prevented anyone from copying a Blu-ray disc? The only thing HDCP has ever done is annoy people.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:08 PM
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Blu-ray Encryption has been cracked since 2006, yes including BD+, with just software.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:28 PM
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This goes way past BD security. Studios are counting on HDCP over HDMI to prevent piracy of early releases that hit VOD well before BD. All those $30 releases that the studios want to try a couple weeks after the theatrical opening? Yeah, digital rips over HDMI now. This could mean perfect, high bandwidth 1080P digital copies of movies that are still in the theater.

Plus of course digital 1:1 copies of PPV sporting events and other premium shows well before they're released for general consumer purchase.

This is a major ouchy.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:29 PM
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This could mean perfect, high bandwidth 1080P digital copies of movies that are still in the theater.
When has a VOD release ever been high bandwidth?

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This is a major ouchy.
It's also a major inevitability. Any studio naive enough not to expect this is run by absolute fools.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:45 AM
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This goes way past BD security. Studios are counting on HDCP over HDMI to prevent piracy of early releases that hit VOD well before BD. All those $30 releases that the studios want to try a couple weeks after the theatrical opening? Yeah, digital rips over HDMI now. This could mean perfect, high bandwidth 1080P digital copies of movies that are still in the theater.

Plus of course digital 1:1 copies of PPV sporting events and other premium shows well before they're released for general consumer purchase.

This is a major ouchy.
Or people could just use component like they have been doing for years with the hundreds of HD PPV rips that are available. The benefit of direct digital recordings has been greatly exaggerated, the small loss in quality over component cable is nothing compared to the initial poor digital compression quality of PPV transmissions, or even the compression done during/after the recording.
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Or people could just use component like they have been doing for years with the hundreds of HD PPV rips that are available. The benefit of direct digital recordings has been greatly exaggerated,
That's totally true of course. Nevertheless, the studios insisted on this encryption technology when HDMI was being developed. This is going to be a pretty major source of consternation for a lot of people (even though the original sense of security was basically false).

One question regarding component HD; we know with Blu-Rays, a flag can be set at the authoring stage that will disable HD output over component. Can content providers do the same with PPV and other cable or satellite programs?
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:27 AM
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This thread is sort of mistitled. I have a program called ANY-DVD that will crack the Blu-Ray protection but it will not crack the hdmi port.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:39 PM
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One question regarding component HD; we know with Blu-Rays, a flag can be set at the authoring stage that will disable HD output over component. Can content providers do the same with PPV and other cable or satellite programs?
I don't know if it works the same way, with an image constraint token, but my understanding was that the whole "Analog Sunset" thing was supposed to make all cable providers disable component output on their boxes, which would have made made things harder for pirates. That never happened of course, probably because it would have been a horribly anti-consumer move.
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And some people still know how to rip those $30 pre release titles, because I see them on Bittorent sites all the time. Studios just need to learn, piracy is as old as the hills, your not gonna get rid of it, no matter how hard you try. Stop whining and enjoy being one of the only recession proof industries. There was a great bit on The Cobert Report about how studios like to throw these numbers around like "we project that we lost 90 million last year due to piracy", but when questioned they have no way to substantiate those numbers in any way.
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