A POOR WEE student is more or less in hiding after working out a way of cracking Microsoft's Vista Protected Media Path DRM.
Alex Ionescu is a kernel developer, reverse engineer, and, ironically a Microsoft Student Ambassador says his hack means that punters can play HDDVD on 'un-certified' computers. These, dear readers, are computers that are not barking mad - so there's precious few of them.
He said that while he has not managed to crack Vista using an 'out of the box' program, his method does bypass Vole's Protected Media Path DRM.
Writing in his bog, the dear soul said that Windows Vista sets up a number of requirements for audio-visual software and drivers in order to ensure it complies with the demands of the media companies.