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Video Pirates Get Their Hands on the Ultimate Blu-Ray / HDCP Cracking Keys

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It looks like we’re about to see perfect-quality high-def movies hitting torrents everywhere, even possibly while the movies are still in the theaters.

Boing Boing writes:

…the master key that controls HDCP, the anti-copying system used to restrict the outputs of Blu-Ray boxes, set-top boxes, and many game systems, have been compromised and published. With these keys, knowledgeable users can make their own “source” and “sink” keys for devices that permit copying at full resolution…

HDCP master-key leaks, possible to make unrestricted Blu-Ray recorders [Boing Boing]

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  • Published 09/14/10

Comments (3)

  1. JonMCC33

    Full resolution? People have been ripping 1080p Blu-Ray for years now.

  2. jon_hill987

    I hope this means Blu-Ray on linux is one step closer…

  3. JonMCC33

    Playing Blu-Ray discs isn’t but you can play Blu-Ray rips without a problem as long as you have powerful enough hardware.

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