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  • initialism Airways and Air Communications System
  • initialism Army Air Communications System


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  • AACS is the anti-copying system behind Blu-Ray, HD-DVD and other crippled high-def video formats.

    Boing Boing

  • I know many people of the industry try to cover up this breach, by saying I have only poked a tiny hole in AACS, but it is more serious than that.

    Boing Boing

  • Michael also avers that AACS is not broken, because the system contains a collective punishment mechanism called "revocation," by which all the owners of players that have a compromised key can be prevented from playing new movies until they are serviced with a replacement key.

    Boing Boing

  • In this case, a user posted a link to a decryption key for the HD-DVD format (which uses an encryption standard called AACS) -- a key that would allow anyone to play an HD-DVD on a computer, without necessarily using an "authorized" player.

    Daniel Allen: Looking Back on the Digg Revolt

  • That's not because of cost-cutting measures, but rather the rules of the AACS, which is the standard for copyright protection on Blu-ray.


  • Ed Felten explains why the next generation of "AACS" copy protection devices for DVDs will not stop filesharing.


  • HD-DVD format, the Blu-ray disc protection has remained secure due to the fact that it uses a range of different technologies, such as AACS, BD+ and BD-ROM mark.


  • What makes the 1.4 release unique is the fact that copies the 'AACS' folder, which the author claims 'might' be needed 'for BD-Live enabled titles to decrypt related downloaded content.'


  • Already one of the most popular applications used to rip off movies from any Blu-ray disc onto a hard drive, the new version lets users decrypt the "AACS" folder that features downloaded content that BD-live enabled services offer.

    Techie Diva

  • AACS is made up of some of the world's leading computer companies, motion picture studios including Walt Disney, IBM, Sony, Toshiba and Warner Bros.

    Carrie Crotty: Antiguan Businessman charged with Breaching Copyright Laws.


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