all these security measures also forget that at some point the video must be viewed. And even with HDCP people will get access to the HD stream.
preventing piracy with more and more technology reminds me of squirrel proof bird feeders. No matter what innovation is put into them the squirrels always get the bird seed eventually. -- [65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports
I heard the MPAA is working on a new video format where you don't actually watch the movie... you watch a bunch of previews & commercials and are suppose to feel really good that you are financially supporting the movie industry with your purchase.
HDCP is broken, and pirates aren't using the HDMI stream anyways, they are using a capture card, which would ignore this entire on-chip security bullshit anyways. Also, lets not forget, that once its aired, its pretty much fair game to anyone who recorded it to an external HDD and has the matching programs to re-encode it on their computer. Anyone with a TiVO can move any content they want to their computer anyways, so, their on-chip security will only hurt the non-pirates, as always.