HD DVD encryption cracked :)

What do you know, for those who remember the beginning of the DVD encryption, we were told by Hollywood Studios that it would never be possible to crack their encryption since it was so elaborate and they had invested so much money in it. Jon made the news a couple of times since especially since he managed to crack the DeCSS algorithm.

Well, they also promised that the new encryption for HD-DVD would not be ever crackable. Well, according to an article on the Register, someone managed to crack it. Of course, this is not yet as critical as DeCSS since there are other security mechanisms to prevent you from reading pirated movies but time will tell 🙂

On a related note, it would be about time for freaking organizations in the US to realize that DRM protection on movies and CDs is just plain wrong. We are the ones who pay after all …