For a couple of years executives in the movie industry have been singing the praises of Blu-ray. Not only because of its increased picture quality, but also because they believe that offers a high degree of copy protection.
But unfortunately the Blu-ray Disc Association’s latest attempt at protection has been beaten by hackers. According to reliable reports the latest copy protection system from Blu-ray, which goes under the name of BD+ has been broken by an anonymous group. Who are known to be heavily involved in successful attempts to bypass media protection installed on Blu-ray discs.
The Association has warned that software updates will have a significant effect on titles issued by Hollywood giant 20th Century Fox. This is because other major studios had not yet taken up BD+, and had chosen to stick with encryption for their movies.
The Blu-ray Disc Association has not yet made any comment on the cracking of BD+, but it is certain that the movie industry will again be reeling from a new global movie piracy problem.