HD/BD copy protection blues...

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diogen

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I think end of March is update time for both, AACS and BD+ (every 90 days).

If that gets broken quickly, Fox would have a good reason to rethink their strategy.

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Talking about US-Antigua relationship:
IP hypocrisy: US likes WTO rulings only when it wins
Apparently, it's easy to get hot and bothered when it's industries from your country that claim to be badly affected by rules elsewhere. When it comes to the claims of other countries, though, even claims that have been validated by the WTO, it's much easier to see the complexity of the situation, to spend years arguing those complexities before judges, and to do nothing even when compelled by rulings.
This sort of behavior makes it that much harder to assert some kind of moral high ground when China, Russia, and others pick and choose which of their WTO obligations they are going to comply with.

A more sober view on US' protection of itellectual property...

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Although the BD+ scheme is designed to be dynamically updated, van Heuen isn't worried. Noting that the entire BD+ scheme is "not economical to be done even once," he wryly points out that "the customer pays the additional cost." There are some "attacks" against SlySoft's crack that the BDA could roll out, but Slysoft is prepared to address them, van Heuen added.
Van Heuen is very optimistic that the Blu-ray Disc Association won't be able to squash this crack using technological methods. But what about the law? SlySoft is based on the isle of Antigua, where the only "heat" SlySoft can expect is from the sun.
Is FOX still releasing BD movies?... :)

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I share the opinion that BD's biggest problem at the moment is BD+'s ability to run native code on standalone BD players (PCs and PS3 are excluded).

Since BD+ is a virtual machine running in parallel with movie playback and is broken, it is just a matter of time that the functionality of BD+ becomes common knowledge. When this happens, a "virus-type" BD disc can be created which single function will be to brick standalone players. The more iterations back-n-forth with Slysoft this goes through, the better understanding of how BD+ works, the more likely this "virus" will come to life.

For this only reason I believe studios will think twice before using it. BD+ shouldn't become public domain. And the best way to achieve it is to kill it now.

Diogen.
 

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