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HDCP Copy Protection Unlocked By ‘Master Key’

HDCP Copy Protection Unlocked By ‘Master Key’

HDCP, the copy protection intended to keep HDMI-beamed content on lockdown, was recently cracked. The new “master key” might not be very useful to John Q. Gizmo, but it will keep torrenters frustrating the hell out of the MPAA. [Rudd-O]

New MacBooks Have HDCP, Gives iTunes Purchases Less Freedom

New MacBooks Have HDCP, Gives iTunes Purchases Less Freedom

High Definition Content Protection—the annoying DRM-y thing that’s supposed to stop people from copying hi-def stuff as it travels over a card-display connector— has apparently, and unfortunately, come to Apple’s MacBooks. HDCP is now included on new MacBooks to protect iTunes Store media, though it seems that only some of…