Tagged With copy protection


DRM is always something of a cat-and-mouse game; every time an exploit is made public, DRM rights holders will try to cover the loopholes. It looks as though Apple's the latest to fall foul of DRM circumvention, with reports that the rights management around iBooks has been cracked.


Google has announced Android's new attempt to curb piracy, an online "licensing service" that automatically contacts the Android Market when an app is launched. The new mechanism is available to developers now, becoming standard "over the next few months".


Late last year, disc-copying software maker SlySoft claimed they cracked the BD+ DRM protection in Blu-ray discs. They weren't kidding. The newest version of AnyDVD HD strips Blu-ray discs of BD+, allowing you to copy even the most locked-up Blu-ray discs (*cough*Fox*cough*) to your heart's content—assuming the copies are for personal use, of course. On the DVD front, the updated software rips movies that can't be read by Windows, and can now get around most ARccOS protection. Sounds like a reasonable temptation to all you pirate types, so run along, have at it and report back to us. Thanks, Mike!!