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HD-DVD key fiasco is an example of 21st century digital revolt

It's the most circulated number of the week. Sixteen hexadecimal digits that unlock the wonder of most currently released HD-DVD titles from the surly clutches of the AACS revenue content protection system. Sixteen digits that have been posted in so many places -- and in many cases, removed only to be reposted -- that they're hard to avoid.

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hfaze3857d ago (Edited 3857d ago )

Big media can put all of the DRM cryptographic crap into their products that they want... Workarounds WILL be found and used...

Whatever happened to fair use? We the people USED to have that right.

Maybe if the entertainment industry would simply listen to their customers, find out what they want, and provide it at a fair price, they wouldn't have this rampant piracy issue.

All of this is due to the entertainment industry desperately clutching to an archaic business model, scared to death of change.

rbanke3856d ago

"Maybe if the entertainment industry would simply listen to their customers, find out what they want, and provide it at a fair price, they wouldn't have this rampant piracy issue. "

Nice thought, but it seems they see more money in ultimate control.

BIadestarX3857d ago

I don't know if this is such of a bad thing. I'm sure lots of people will buy HD-DVD drives if they are able to buy pirates movies. Ofcourse this is something that the movie industry will hate, but how can they ignore the number of people that will have drives at home. Eventhough pirate DVD can be purchased anywhere, 99% of the movies sold today are DVD and not blu-ray or HD-DVD.

Leathersoup3857d ago

Sad. I've met a lot of people who complain about DRM but probably 95% of them are also the people who pirate movies and music. These companies do have a point.

calderra3856d ago

In case anyone missed it, BluRay uses basically the exact same system, and was cracked wide open at the exact same time.

powerslide3856d ago

that's not entirely true. BDs have also bd+ and another protection printed on the disc