Jon Lech Johansen on AACS

jon johansen headshotJohansen (aka DVD Jon): “AACS, like CSS, will be a success. Not at preventing piracy. That’s not the primary objective of any DRM system. Anyone who has read the CSS license agreement knows that the primary objective is to control the market for players. Don’t you just love when your DVD player tells you ‘This operation is prohibited’ when you try to skip the intro?” I can’t help but laugh at his disregard for authority, or in this case license holders. Rumor has it that Johansen might consider AACS circumvention once capable Blu-ray/HD-DVD players start hitting the market. Note: Johansen has just registered the domain (you might want to check there for updates).

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