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. settings

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