Blu-ray's BD+ protection cracked

By Justin Mann on
The DRM struggle between consumers and media giants continues, it seems, with the upper hand now with those who want media freedom. AACS was cracked long ago amidst much controversy, so the Blu-ray Disc Association turned to BD+ which came out last year. Once again, an “unbreakable” technology was broken, with BD+ next on the list of defeated copy protection mechanisms.

Software such as AnyDVD HD are now capable of stripping titles of their encryption, giving people with newer movies the freedom to use them as they see fit again, and not how vendors think they should use them. No statements have arised yet from the BDA, but it wouldn't be surprising if they predicted doom and gloom if people are allowed to copy Blu-ray movies as they wish.

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