QUOTE(HSDEMONZ @ Dec 28 2006, 12:25 AM)
with AACS cracked.. and tools to follow.. it won't be terribly difficult for anyone wanting to do this. $$$ cost of hardware will be the only stepping stone. Cost of media as well. but as we know. that drops fast.
Blu-ray has 2 more layers of protection
2. Digital Watermarking or ROM-Mark
So pirates and most of the public will like HD-DVD as it's only protection is AACS, but studios will like BD as it still has 2 more layers, i.e. Fox not going with HD-DVD due to AACS being the only form of protection.
This is true... however, it means that all previously released content can still be decrypted even with a 'banned' key... and it also means that they'd be effectively disabling the players that used the compramised key... not exactly a wise choice for good PR (unless new discs auto-updated the onboard key or something similar to change it)
I understand and it's not ideal, but still an option for studios to discourage large scale piracy.
Edited by silentbob343, 28 December 2006 - 05:28 AM.