The first pirated HD-DVD movies have surfaced on file-sharing websites, according to new reports.
The first screenshot appeared on 12 January showing a BitTorrent tracker displaying download information for a 19.6GB copy of sci-fi movie Serenity.
BitTorrent is an open source peer-to-peer file sharing system that allows users to share large files by transferring them in small pieces to and from multiple machines.
In late December, a hacker using the alias 'Muslix64' released a back-up utility that bypassed the HD-DVD copy protection system. The utility required the HD-DVD disc's 'title key' code to function, however.
On 13 January (listed forum time), users of DVD back-up site Doom9.org's forums found a method of decoding the title keys. Within 24 hours over 50 title keys were available on the site.
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