Copy Protection

BD+ Blu-ray copy protection cracked (again)

Slysoft cracked the BD+ Blu-ray copy protection either a year ago or six months ago (depending on what you consider “cracked.”) That’s all well and good, but it’s not an open source so

Dell to offer legal download-and-burn DVD drive

Dell is apparently getting ready to offer a Qflix-compatible DVD burner as a $120 add-on to some of its computer packages. The technology works by burning DVDs with CSS copy protection so that they’

In-game antipiracy measures for Dragon Quest V on DS

Having some trouble with your copy of Dragon Quest V? Having trouble landing a certain boat, in particular? That may be because you’re a dirty, dirty pirate and Square-Enix knows it. They progra

Oh, yes, BD+ was cracked (and how!)

[photopress:brplusanydvd.jpg,full,center] The latest version of SlySoft’s AnyDVD, as of one week ago, can crack BD+, the copy protection used on some commercial Blu-ray discs. It’s the sam

Latest HD DVD copy protection cracked, Transformers now on the loose

This has nothing to do with DeCSS, but it takes me back I for one love the rat race between copy protection creators and copy protection breakers. Newly released Blu-ray and HD DVD discs have been shi

Samsung updates its Blu-ray players, should fix copy protection playback problems

A “couple” of weeks translates to this Friday. Samsung will make available updated firmware for its BD-P1000 and BD-P1200 Blu-ray players. The new firmware should fix the playback problems

BD+ copy protection makes "Fantastic Four" unplayable on certain Blu-ray players

The new BD+ copy protection found on “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” and “The Day After Tomorrow” seems to be screwing up playback on a couple Blu-ray players, incl

BackupHDDVD Interview

As the name implies, BackupHDDVD is a program that allows users to copy HD DVD movies. The program is significant because it thwarted the impenetrable HD DVD DRM AACS (Advanced Access Content System)

Elvis Was a Hero to Most, But That Doesn't Stop me From Downloading the Sun Sessions

A charming little video by the Futuristic Sex Robotz who seem to be upset by some sort of “copy protection” on music. I suspect they’re just angry because they don’t have big r