AACS Devs: You Don't Have the Bandwidth To Pirate HD Discs
The DRM that protects high-definition DVDs in both the HD-DVD and Blu-Ray format has been compromised, but the developers of AACS aren't worried. They claim nobody has the bandwidth
to transfer the massive pirated files. Of course, that was the mentality of the film industry a few years back as they watched users pirate music, but obviously their peace of mind was short-lived
. Yes, large file sizes are a piracy deterrent
, but 20GB+ HD-DVD titles are already being traded
with larger Blu-Ray titles likely on the way. For now popularity is limited
, but that will change quickly as 20+Mbps connections and home media networking become the norm.