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Why One Angry Customer Broke AACS

Slyck News has posted an interview with muslix64, the coder responsible for the BackUpHDDVD tool that helps movie fans get around the next-gen DVDs' DRM restrictions. Muslix64 makes plain that he's no "pirate" -- he's just an "angry customer" who wanted to play his lawfully-acquired movie on his own...

HDCP, Screwing Fans in More Ways Than Ever

Ars Technica (via Tim Lee) explains some of the many ways that HDCP restrictions will break compatibility with your digital video devices. HDCP restricts connections to video displays through DVI (including HDMI) digital outputs, so that content can only be outputted to hobbled, DRM-restricted systems. You may have...

Roll Call Op-Ed: E-Voting Transparency Needed Now

The Election Assistance Commission is charged with ensuring that our voting systems are reliable and secure. Each machine is "supposed" to be subjected to rigorous tests before being certified, and the EAC was recently empowered to oversee that process. At least that's the theory. As Aaron Burstein and Joseph Lorenzo...

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