AACS Interim License Agreement Ends February 27th

February 13, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

The AACS Interim License Agreement is set to end on February 27th, 2009. What is not clear to us is does this mean that the final agreement will be ready by then? Or will it be finished at a later date? The thing that makes this important is the much lauded “Managed Copy” technology specifications [...]

BD+ Cracked Again

December 30, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

The much hated Slysoft have announced the latest revision of BD+ has been cracked! Dubbed the AnyDVD HD update version, was previously estimated to take a few months to develop by Slysoft when word of the recently uncrackable BD+ update was released. Slysoft instead cracked the newest update in a matter of weeks. Those [...]

Blu-Con 1.0 Announced and Dated

October 2, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

You might be wondering, what the hell is Blu-Con!?!?! Blu-Con is a day long event held by the BDA to talk about, and promote Blu-ray.

Slysoft Continues To Outfox BD+

June 20, 2008 by · 36 Comments 

It should come as little surpriseĀ  to you — assuming you’ve been following the format war — that Slysoft has once again trumped the now-laughable BD+ encryption, found on Blu-ray discs.

Managed Copy Still a Possibility for Blu-ray Disc

April 29, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

Home Media Magazine is reporting that managed copy may still be a reality after all. The chairman of the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) Business Group and manager of AACS Licensing Administrator Michael Ayers disputed media reports that the final specifications of the AACS content protection system would not include Managed Copy for Blu-ray Disc. [...]

AnyDVD Beta Released BD+ Support Included

November 21, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

SlySoft has released the public beta of AnyDVD This version includes support of Blu-ray discs containing the BD+ DRM. Here is a list of new features: * New: Installer now terminates processes using ElbyCDIO * New: Added LBA to dirlist.txt for debugging * New: Added PowerDVD version information to AnyDVD_Info file * New (HD [...]

BoingBoing: New AACS crack “can’t be revoked”

May 4, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

BoingBoing is reporting that the infamous “Key” can’t be revoked by the AACS-LA, which is old news to those who frequent the Doom9 forums. From what we understand, the only way to revoke this key involves turning 150k XBOX360 HD DVD add-on drives into door stops. Read

EFF on the vs. AACS-LA showdown

May 4, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Our first thought when we heard about the AACS key debacle on digg was, “Wonder what the EFF’s position will be?”. We think digg really shot themselves in the foot, as they should have challenged the C&D/DMCA notice on the grounds that the key was already public knowledge ( has had the key posted on [...]