Blu ray is cracked

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Caprica_Six, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. Caprica_Six

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    A company claims it has cracked the anti-piracy technology on Blu-ray discs. Slysoft says the new version of its AnyDVD programme allows users to make "backup security copies" of high definition movies.


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  2. Scout101

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    good to hear. They were bragging about how it would take 10 years to crack, huh? :lol:

    AnyDVD is a good program anyway. Good to hear they've added Blu-Ray to the next offering, will have to check it out. Don't have a player yet, but that's a step in the right direction
     
  3. Daedalus12

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    The BD+ capale version was released on March 19th. Yes it works on nearly all FOX titles with BD+ i.e. 28 Weeks Later. It failed on Hitman but that will be fixed soon. However I could see this thing turn into a back and forth struggle on a much shorter cyclical period.
     
  4. ktanner3

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    We'll see if their fate is similiar to other DVD copy programs that went bankrupt from hollywood lawsuits.
     
  5. TrekkieGirl

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    Well, I knew it was just a matter of time. :lol:
     
  6. Messianni

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    No, from what I understand they're based outside the US so unless Sony really pushes the Justice Dept. to go after them, they're pretty well off.
     
  7. Evil Headhunter

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    Frankly, I'm surprised it took people this long. :lol:
     
  8. Bob The Skutter

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    It didn't... according to the link they did it back in November, but waited to see which won the "war".
     
  9. Evil Headhunter

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    Oh, brilliant! I love it! :lol:
     
  10. Scout101

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    It raises another moral conundrum, I suppose. Being the first to crack it (and announce that), it'll make the company money, but I have hard time paying them. My rationale is: I'm going to use the software to do something that's essentially illegal. Not too much farther a stretch to download a cracked copy of AnyDVD as well. Why pay money to make sure you have a legal copy of something you're planning to use to do illegal things with? :p

    I know, I know, support them or they'll stop doing it, etc. Just saying it's not much more of a stretch to pirate the software you're going to use to pirate the DVD...
     
  11. PKTrekGirl

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    Where there's a will, there's a way.

    If they estimated it would take 10 years, they were WAY overly optimistic to begin with. As someone who works in a company full of hackers...I can tell you that bragging about it taking 10 years only made the hackers work harder.
     
  12. zenophite

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    no kidding. embarrassing the big boys is what hackers thrive on!
     
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  14. CommodoreKong

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    I could see Sony suing them. I remember back when some company was importing PS3s and PSPs to Europe Sony basically sued them in every single European country, forcing them to shut down because they could never afford to pay lawyers in every country.
     
  15. David cgc

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    I don't know what's going through their heads. They have to give the customers the decoding information, in order to watch the damn movie in the first place, so the really hard part of cracking it is done already by definition. It's the same problem with every type of DRM under the sun. It's like the old trick where someone gets locked in a room where the key is in the slot on the other side and they slide a newspaper under the threshold and pound the door until the key falls out.

    The thing, everyone knows that that works with DRM, but the content producers just need to know their content is copy-protected, so they keep trying to make the key fit more snugly in the lock. Which reminds me of the other old joke, that the definition of insanity is trying the exact same thing more than once and expecting a different result each time.
     
  16. darkshadow0001

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    I'm not surprised. It seems like anything can be cracked these days :)
     
  17. Bob The Skutter

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    Yeah, I don't get why they continue to spend millions, trying to thwart copying, when within no time it will be cracked. Why not save the money they put in to licensing DRM and R&D on new forms of copy protection.
     
  18. rType

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    Sony and Phililps' SACD remains uncracked after nearly a decade, clearly the lesson here is to keep your format away from the PC, and production capabilities away from consumers altogether. ;)
     
  19. Bob The Skutter

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    Or maybe the lesson is to stay niche?
     
  20. rType

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    No doubt that's part of it.
     
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