IP: dvd encryption cracked

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Wed, 3 Nov 1999 18:52:12 -0500

Food for thought on crypto...

Jonathan S. Shapiro, Ph. D.
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Dave Farber <farber@cis.upenn.edu> on 11/03/99 02:53:06 PM

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>Date: Wed, 03 Nov 1999 10:56:39 -0800
>From: "Marc Schuette" <schmar@consolidatedsupply.com>
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>link to Wired article titled "Why the DVD Hack Was a Cinch" - maybe
>industries should come up with better/easier/cheaper methods of payment
>instead of wasting time and energy on copy protection. i remember
>microsoft secure delivery was cracked soon after it was released and i
>would lay money that anything the music industry comes up with will have
>the same fate.
>>Why the DVD Hack Was a Cinch
>>by Andy Patrizio
>>2:15 p.m. 2.Nov.1999 PST
>>The anonymous developers of the decryption program that removes DVD copy
>>protection had an easy time doing it, thanks to a gaffe by a software
>>developer and the surprising weakness of the encryption technology

David Farber
The Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunication Systems
University of Pennsylvania
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