Hackers Break HD DVD Copy Protection

There’s a new twist in the ongoing battle between the next-generation, high-definition DVD standards: Hackers have cracked the antipiracy software on several movies published in the HD DVD format. Perhaps ironically, hackers chose to break the copy-protection system in Universal’s Serenity, a 2005 science fiction film about a renegade crew of space outlaws. The hackers are distributing copies of the films using BitTorrent, a once-controversial file-sharing tool that is working to clean up its reputation by forging partnerships with TV and movie companies. Hmm… as this crack is on a movie-by-movie basis, I’m seeing this as a workaround rather than a global format crack

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