hdcp

  • HDCP Decryption System Developed, Released As Open-Source Software

    HDCP Decryption System Developed, Released As Open-Source Software

    Yes, HDCP was indeed cracked, and now there's an open-source decoding system for it. Right now the system requires a fairly beefy PC, but that may change as people poke around the code a bit. Read More

  • Intel Promises To "Avail" Itself Of Lawsuit "Remedies" For HDCP Crackers

    Intel Promises To "Avail" Itself Of Lawsuit "Remedies" For HDCP Crackers

    Intel intimated in somewhat disturbing understatement today that they and everyone else would be suing the pants off anyone who dares to make a HDMI/HDCP encryption workaround device. Listen to this: Read More

  • Was HDCP Just Cracked?

    Was HDCP Just Cracked?

    Potentially big news here with respect to DRM, our rights, donuts, etc. Supposedly the HDCP master key has been released. Effectively, that means the copy protection found in your HDMI connection (which prevents you from easily copying anything going through that HDMI connection, including Blu-ray discs, over-the-air HDTV broadcasts, and so on) has been cracked. Maybe—things are still a… Read More

  • MacBooks enter a golden new age of anti-piracy cruft: HDCP for all

    MacBooks enter a golden new age of anti-piracy cruft: HDCP for all

    It has come to pass that HDCP – High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (or, in this case, DisplayPort Content Protection) – is now built into the new MacBooks to protect iTunes Store media. Most of the content is not protected but it seems some newer videos are, which means you can’t play them over a non-HDCP compliant TV or monitor. While many of us just use the screen or… Read More

  • The Xbox 360 and Netflix HDCP situation explained correctly

    The Xbox 360 and Netflix HDCP situation explained correctly

    The Xbox 360 just gained Netflix high-def streaming capability but a small issue has arisen concerning HDCP and compatible displays. It seems that these high-def files are protected by the copy protection, but no fear, it has nothing to do with component video – and never did. You see, HDCP was devised to protect digital audio and video content that travels over digital mediums such as… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Netflix requires HDCP

    Xbox 360 Netflix requires HDCP

    HD Netflix streaming just dropped on the Xbox 360 and while the reviews have so far been stellar, a little issue just appeared in the form of copy protection. It seems in order to stream the HD videos, the Xbox 360 must be connected to a HDCP-compatible display, therefore alienating most owners using DVI-equipped screens. The situation doesn’t come as much as a surprise though now that… Read More