There is a fascinating interview with muslix64 today on the Slyck.com site.
muslix64 is the guy who cracked HD DVD DRM when he released the open source application BackupHDDDVD just before Christmas. HD DVD is one of a pair of new formats of High Definition DVDs (the other format is called Blu-ray).
muslix64’s application will allow people to bypass the DRM on DVDs and access the HD DVD’s movie content directly.
As the proud possessor of several DVDs which were bought in the US and won’t play on my DVD player in Ireland because of the regionalisation built into DVDs, I’m delighted this has happened.
The sooner the movie studios realise that all the money they are pouring into DRM is wasted because 1) they are annoying their customers and 2) people will find a way around it anyway, the better.
As muslix64 said:
The reaction time of the community will be way faster than the reaction time of the industry.