Blu-ray’s DRM crown jewel tarnished with crack of BD+

by admin November 8, 2007 at 11:08 am

One advantage that backers of Blu-ray have touted in the format battle with HD DVD is its extra helping of “unbreakable” DRM called BD+. It’s not unbreakable after all. SlySoft, makers of AnyDVD, have released a new beta of their AnyDVD HD disc ripping application that it claims can successfully crack and rip Blu-ray discs protected by BD+.

That didn’t take long. Just last week the company said that a crack was imminent, with full support for decrypting discs with BD+ protection coming by the end of the year.

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