The Blu-ray DRM system has been broken, although details are scant. It’s the same person who broke the HD DVD system last month. (Both use AACS.)
As I’ve written previously, both of these systems are supposed to be designed in such a way as to recover from hacks like this. We’re going to find out if the recovery feature works.
Blu-ray and HD DVD both allow for decryption keys to be updated in reaction to attacks, for example by making it impossible to play high-definition movies via playback software known to be weak or flawed. So muslix64 work has effectively sparked off a cat-and-mouse game between hackers and the entertainment industry, where consumers are likely to face compatibility problems while footing the bill for the entertainment industry’s insistence on pushing ultimately flawed DRM technology on an unwilling public.
EDITED TO ADD (1/29): You should read this seven part series on the topic.
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