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    Default Now thats funny, HD-DVD/Blu-Ray

    Read this article from a news source in the UK. Enjoy.

    The Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD are new data carriers for high-resolution motion pictures. For fear of piracy, Hollywood had the developers install a cornucopia of copy prevention mechanisms on them. For instance, the film data on the disks are protected by means of the Advanced Access Content System (AACS). Digital output only reaches the monitor via connections encrypted by means of High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). This copy protection chain is designed to ensure that no unencrypted data can be grabbed.

    But this security chain has a giant hole. Computer magazine c't has discovered that the first software players running on Windows XP allow screenshots of the movies to be created in full resolution. To do so, you only need to press the Print key on your keyboard while the movie is running. Such a screenshot function could then be automated to produce copies of HD movies both from Blu-ray Discs and from HD DVDs picture by picture. As c't calculated, the performance of current PC systems is sufficient for a clean recording using this procedure. Once a pirate has all of the individual pictures, they can be put together to create a complete movie and mixed with the audio track that is grabbed separately.
    now that's pretty damn funny.

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    Not quite a perfect copy if it's going to be re-compressed to put back on a HDDVD/Bluray disc or in an mpeg file though. Would be best to have the original compressed data.

    This whole copy protection paranoia by the MPAA pisses me off. Makes a big headache for people like me who legitimately buy movies, and eliminates fair use.
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    holy hell that's a ton of work though. Who'd really take the time???
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    Noone would take the time. But programming a computer to do it, simple simon.
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    mulveling is right, though- you'd get a double compression problem. Regardless, copy protection is pretty much only effective at restricting legimate use of media instead of preventing piracy.

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    Getting the audio won't be easy though -- you'll still have to go through an analog capture...

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