[Lvlug] Re: HDCP.....why?
stuart at boreens.net
Wed Dec 21 15:11:11 EST 2005
Remember Macrovision on VHS tapes? It was there for *our*
protection. The 40mph speed limit in the rural town is for
Faber nailed it: they are lying.
Sorta related, but I often point out some of the
differences between Linux and Windows thusly:
The point of Windows media player and itunes is to lock
you into their format and their stores. The point of Linux
mplayer or xine is to play media files. Right?
On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 13:07:50 -0500
Faber Fedor <faber at linuxnj.com> wrote:
> On 21/12/05 12:48 -0700, Michael S. Dunsavage wrote:
>> I understand putting encryption on networks...........
>> But I don't understand how it would benefit to encrypt
>>video sent to a
>> "HDCP is not designed to prevent copying or recording of
>> but to protect the integrity of content as it is being
>> How much of a security risk is it from video card to
> They're lying. They *do* want to prevent copying and
> digital content. They don't want you to be able to
>intercept the data
> as it goes from the video card to the monitor, say for
>example to a
> video-out port or some other device.
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