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RE: [dvd-discuss] Re: TurboTax for free?

On Wed, 2003-01-08 at 13:18, Richard Hartman wrote:

> > 	Somehow, I suspect that Jon did not construct his DVD hardware
> > out of spare parts, but rather bought a mass-manufactured DVD drive
> > from one of the DVDCCA cartel participants. I am sure that drive came
> > with a key. So Jon was doubtless in possession of a key, nu?
> > 
> It's the player key that's significant.   Some of 
> the early software players used a compromised key
> from (who was it ... Ving or something like that?)
> Others just brute-force discovery of a key.  Either
> way there is a non-legitimate key involved in the
> open-source DVD players.  

The player key in question was from the Xing player software.  The key
wasn't compromised, a such. Xing didn't obfuscate the player key as
(presumed) required by their licensing contact.

Stephen L Johnson <sjohnson@monsters.org>