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|Originally posted by sner|
3. WRT HDCP, why is there so much emotion about this issue? The artists have a right to protect intellectual property(and presumably the flags won't be turned on for *everything*--maybe first run movies etc.). Will/has HDCP be "cracked"? Sure, but it will still be illegal. You won't see Sony or Panasonic marketing decoders.
|Hence the stated aim of HDCP in stopping professional pirates is null and void.|
|For those advocating holding off until HDCP/DVI is widely available, I have one question. Once HDCP v1.0 cracks are available and become an issue for the industry, are you all prepared to buy new sets with HDCP 2.0 chipsets?|
|Originally posted by fishferbrains|
I think the designers understand that HDCP isn't really able to stop "professional" pirates but it *could* stop the casual consumer from easily becoming one.