Researchers: Hack will help kill HD-DVD copy protection

Wednesday, 10 January 2007, 12:21 AM EST

The recent release of software that can be used to decode encrypted HD-DVD and Blu-ray movies is the first step toward making the encryption standard used by these next-generation video players obsolete, Princeton University researchers said Monday.

Late last month, a hacker going by the name Muslix64 released software that could be used to decrypt movies that were encoded using the AACS (Advanced Access Content System) digital rights management specification. AACS is supported by Hollywood and video player manufacturers.

At Computerworld.

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