This story reads like something from one of those glamourised Hollywood ‘hacker’ movies like Swordfish or Antitrust. The legendary MPAA hacker has been revealed, and it looks like he himself got social engineered and dumped…he should have realised when you are playing with unscrupulous people you are setting yourself up to get screwed. Promises of [...]
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It didn’t take them long! A while ago some smart chaps worked out the a way to extract the HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc “volume keys” to decrypt AACS DRM on individual films (This was about 2 months ago). Now they have cracked the scheme behind it, the so called “processing key” used to decrypt [...]
There seems to be have been some slight relaxation on the DMCA regulations lately, which is a good thing for the majority of people! There have been many grey cases and sadly most have fallen on the side of the big corporations, finally something on our side! The U.S. Copyright Office specified new rules Wednesday [...]
Amazing, now ripping YOUR OWN CD’s to use on YOUR iPod is not fair use according to the new DMCA rulings currently being created. As part of the on-going DMCA rule-making proceedings, the RIAA and other copyright industry associations submitted a filing that included this gem as part of their argument that space-shifting and format-shifting [...]
Now after the huge Sony BMG Rootkit fiasco, this has become quite a hot topic, how far can vendors go to enforce their ‘Digital Rights Management’ (or Digital Restrictions Management as we like to call it), can they install a rootkit on your machine and hook into your OS? Can they take over your PC [...]