Again, a pirated Ultra HD Blu-ray movie copy appears on torrent sites

Posted 06 June 2017 18:02 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

The Ultra HD Blu-ray version of the movie ‘Patriots Days’ has appeared on torrent sites. It’s the second direct copy of an Ultra HD Blu-ray movie that has been released on the internet.

Before Cyberlink released PowerDVD 17 in April this year, it was only possible to playback Ultra HD Blu-ray movies on standalone players. With PowerDVD 17 it’s also possible to playback Ultra HD Blu-ray movies on PCs. Not on all PCs, only if they contain hardware that supports AACS 2.0 and HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2.

Hollywood hoped that these standards would offer sufficient protection against piracy but it seems somehow pirates of the group ‘Terminal’ have found a way to rip Ultra HD Blu-ray movies.

The copy of ‘Patriots Days’ is 81.98 GB and contains all the files of the original discs. Users report the release is real.

It’s not the first time a Ultra HD Blu-ray copy is released on the web, previously also the Ultra HD Blu-ray version of the ‘Smurfs 2’ appeared on the web which was also believed to be a real copy.

The question remains how the pirates were able to make a copy of the disc, it’s possible it was leaked during the production of the disc but it’s also possible that someone broke the copy protection of the Ultra HD Blu-ray format. Another possibility is that somehow the Cyberlink software has paved the way for pirates to make a copy.



Myce.com settings

Several settings at Myce.com can be changed, they are stored in cookies, which means they will be reset if you clear Myce.com cookies

Background

Change the background to a plain color or trianglified image (similar to the default image)

No tracking features

At Myce most social media feature are done server side and impose no privacy risk to the visitor when not used. Several features use Javascript with you can turn off here

Layout

Switch to the List layout for an index with chronologycally listed news items or Grid layout for a block based layout. To see the change you need to reload the page

×