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  • Copy-Proof DVD Around The Corner

    MacroVision are debuting RipGuard, their new digital rip-control solution that they claim plugs the 'digital hole' opened up by DVD ripping software.

    In recent years MacroVision's CSS technology had fallen foul of DeCSS, which found its way into a number of shareware and freeware DVD-ripping packages.

    Now MacroVision thinks it has circumvented DeCSS and is rolling out RipGuard to DVD publishers now. DVDs protected with RipGuard will apparently play on 'most' DVD players and recorders and users shouldn't notice a difference, until they try to make a copy.

    Although RipGuard protects the vulnerable part of a DVD recording, the digital information itself, it doesn't plug the 'analog hole' - where a recording, once converted to an analog signal can then be reconverted back to a digital bitstream.

    The unhappy side effect of this solution is that making duplicates of DVDs for personal use becomes harder. The dream of keeping digital copies of your DVDs on a central movie server got further away today.

    http://www.dvdrecorderworld.com/news/173
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  • #2
    So basically they will push home users from 'backing up' their copies to flat out downloading copies and possibly not buying originals.

    Nice!

    I wonder how many people take these press releases seriously. If it can be decoded to use, it can be decoded to copy.

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    • #3
      I bet that within 6 months to a year (If not earlier), somebody will have already cracked this new system.

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      • #4
        Yeah, we'll see how long this lasts.

        I hoping that they won't make DVDs where you can't skip through the previews.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jbrewster1012
          Yeah, we'll see how long this lasts.

          I hoping that they won't make DVDs where you can't skip through the previews.
          Removing the previews/other crap from the beginning of the stuff is the best part about backing up your DVDs.

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          • #6
            Good thing to know that there are enough geeks on the net that can come up with cracks. I'd say we see the first cracks within 3months, and very good quality ones within a half year.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DAL767-400ER
              Good thing to know that there are enough geeks on the net that can come up with cracks. I'd say we see the first cracks within 3months, and very good quality ones within a half year.
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              • #8
                Macrovision always releases these statements to the public/industry.

                Everytime they put out a major update to Safedisc they go on about its 'unhackable security'. It's comical how fast new versions get dumped.

                Bless those nerds!

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                • #9
                  Gimme a damn break!!!

                  I remember when the "most powerful anti-rip" DVD was neutralized by painting over the record side outer rim with a FREAKING SHARPIE!!!

                  Well... DeCSS is already there, so it'll be a matter of time until some pimple-faced 19-year-old CS student will blow up that encryption code to smithereens.


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Flying High
                    Gimme a damn break!!!

                    I remember when the "most powerful anti-rip" DVD was neutralized by painting over the record side outer rim with a FREAKING SHARPIE!!!

                    Well... DeCSS is already there, so it'll be a matter of time until some pimple-faced 19-year-old CS student will blow up that encryption code to smithereens.
                    I remember reading about that, I was LAMO a friggin sharpie defeats $xxxxxx!!! sometimes we have to bow to the absurd... I agree this will last about 15 days then it will be cracked.
                    In every organization, there will always be one person who knows what's going on. This person must be fired.

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