Tuesday, September 14, 2010

HDCP 'master key' supposedly released, unlocks HDTV copy protection permanently -- Engadget

Because my paranoia is strong this morning, think of this: what better excuse to herd all equipment providers to embrace the new HD transmission format that uses common ethernet cables than by telling them that HDCP is now invalid? Everyone starts putting those ethernet ports on their TVs, somebody makes a plug to convert HDMI and DisplayPort to the same wire format (this should need just a driver) and off we go...

I wouldn't be surprised if this "leak" initiated from the trusted custodians for this key.