AACS Copy Protection For DVDs Defeated Again

Digital rights management has suffered another setback when Antigua-based software company SlySoft reportedly updated its AnyDVD HD software with a new AACS encryption code to enable the copying of ostensibly protected HD-DVD and Blu-Ray discs. Earlier this month, the Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator, the organization that oversees the licensing of HD-DVD and Blu-Ray video players, sent Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notices to Web sites demanding the removal of the online posts containing the compromised AACS code.

In mid-April, the AACSLA said that it had "expired" cracked AACS encryption keys, requiring consumers and manufacturers to update their video players with a new key though an online download. Discs to be reportedly released next week will be the first to blacklist compromised keys. But SlySoft appears to have a new key to the AACS digital lock. The AACSLA can also expire this key, but such a move will take weeks. In the meantime, the discs on the market will be copyable.

News source: InformationWeek

Report a problem with article
Next Article

LG Electronics to cut PDP production

Previous Article

Sony Blames Software for Poor Console Sales

Join the conversation!

Login or Sign Up to read and post a comment.

20 Comments - Add comment