The non-geeky works spins by blissfully unaware that there’s a minor revolt going on in the tubes. I don’t really have time to explain exactly what it is (or care to) but it involves codes used to copy the new HD-DVDs. Apparently the copy protection can by undone by a 16 digit number. Here’s the best quote I’ve heard so far about it.
The companies that made AACS spent millions and years at it. The hackers who broke it did so in days, for laughs, for free. More people now know how to crack HD-DVD than own an HD-DVD player.