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Submission + - AACS Attack: a Clear and Present Danger to DRM

An anonymous reader writes: The group representing AACS has downplayed muslix64's attack on their highly touted DRM scheme. "The large size of the files and the high cost of writable hi-def discs make large-scale copying of high-definition DVDs impractical, but the attacks on the new format echo the early days of illegal trafficking in music files," Michael Ayers, spokesman of AACS said on Thursday.

However, Slyck.com is running an article that points the fragility of AACS, and how muslix's exploit is a real danger to its longevity.

"In other words, one could argue that AACS has not been attacked directly — which in the strictest and most literal interpretation is true. However this is much like saying four stolen tires is not an attack on a car's engine. Either way, the individual is stuck — and like AACS, it has been merely ignored in exchange for the ultimate goal. In many ways, not attacking AACS directly is much worse than a direct assault, as it highlights the irrelevance of this once highly regarded copy "protection" scheme."

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