January 26, 2007 | By Derek Slater

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 PC.

"With the HD-DVD, I wasn't able to play my movie on my non-HDCP HD monitor. Not being able to play a movie that I have paid for, because some executive in Hollywood decided I cannot, made me mad..." (link, mine)

DRM isn't doing anything to stop "Internet piracy," but it is creating more and more frustrated customers like muslix64.

Read the whole interview here.

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