BackupHDDVD Receives DMCA Takedown

No big surprise that this happened. Discussion of possible defenses is already underway. I don’t think some of the ideas will hold water. For instance, the idea that since the user has to input the keys and the tool only runs the standard AACS decryption. It may not trigger the anti-circumvention clauses, specifically, but I don’t think the MPAA would have a hard time making arguments that there really are not any non-infringing uses for a such a tool, at least under the DMCA and in the wake of Grokster. I hope I am wrong and there is a tenable defense.

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