The same person who had cracked the encryption for HD DVD with BackupHDDVD last month has recently released an alpha version of a utility to “back up” Blu-ray DVD’s, aptly named BackupBluray.
According to reports the tool has been successfully used and backed-up a Blu-ray DVD in more than one case, but at this point the it is not yet in a stable version. “File buffering and reading process was buggy… There is still some bugs that needs to be fixed. (Alpha version!)”, muslix64 stated Monday on the doom9 forum. BackupHDDVD was released to the public on SourceForge, and it would be likely that BackupBluray will show up there with source in the near future as well.
The first Blu-ray disc that muslix64 was able to decrypt was a film from Lion’s Gate called Lord of War. The encryption security is something that was created by the AACS as a standard to restrict the access and copying of new optical discs and DVDs. The standard was developed and adopted by Sony, Disney, Intel, Microsoft and a few other major companies to protect HD DVD and Blu-ray DVD’s.
Video of the BackupBluray utility results in action, available while it lasts: