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Chinese Break Blu-ray DRM

Posted by: , 00:36 AEDT, Wed November 19, 2008
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China police raided a warehouse and confiscated over 800 pirated Blu-ray DVDs

Law enforcement in China busted a Blu-ray counterfeit operation confiscating over 800 popular movies.  What is odd about this bust is they weren't exactly "Blu-ray" disc.

They were packaged in fake Blu-ray boxes, complete with holograms to make them appear legitimate. The disc were not "Blu-ray" disc either, they were regular DVDs.

The pirates re-encoding them using AVCHD, which only offers a 720p picture but, unnoticeable to most and sell them for as little as $7 a piece. 


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