Last week, the master key for the HDCP DRM scheme — which prevents people from connecting unapproved monitors, recorders and switches to high-def players, computers and consoles — leaked. Using this key, it is now possible to make more flexible and cheaper high-def equipment (for example, high-def recorders that save unrestricted video-files). Intel is promising to sue anyone who tries it, though:
“There are laws to protect both the intellectual property involved as well as the content that is created and owned by the content providers,” said Tom Waldrop, a spokesman for the company, which developed HDCP. “Should a circumvention device be created using this information, we and others would avail ourselves, as appropriate, of those remedies.”
I love the spokesmanese here: “avail ourselves, as appropriate, of those remedies” indeed! Christ, where’d this guy learn to talk, the Mistakes Were Made School For Obfuscation and Passive Voice Bullshittery?
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