Between the Doom9 hackers and AnyDVD, I don't see ANY way that AACS has any possibility to get an upper hand on this. AACS has a built in 90 day policy for the content owners, and it is now PROVEN that 1 day is all it takes for a counter from the dedicated anti-AACS people.
I would not be a bit surprised if Slysoft is already sitting on top of the Processing/Device keys for ALL the hardware players out there, and just being very cautious about revealing their hand as required.
Once the mud starts flying, and perhaps the non 64 bit vista playback software gets revoked (Possible?), they can still rip keys from the stand alone players.
I'm shocked there is no Lunix player out there to take the known information and create a player. Based on the rapid pace of the windows demux and growing understanding of the format....I give it weeks before this happens. Especially since there is a "rev 3" processing key already out there.
Also, I'd not be to shocked to hear that certain doom9 superstars are in communication, to prevent leaking more than is needed with the MINIMUM 90 days between "updates" required for the content owners.
I see this as CSS, Once broken.....ALWAYS broken.
Seems they are making great headway on conversion tools as well.
Won't be too long to take a HD-DVD release and convert/burn it as a Bluray disk, and already converting to friendly PTP formats and sharing...