Intel Confirms HDPC Code Is Genuine

Intel has confirmed that the recently leaked HDCP key is real and legitimate.

The HDCP technology has been developed by Intel.

The chip giant, on Thursday, confirmed that the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDPC) key, also known as the master key, used to prevent the piracy of films on a range of devices, such as high definition TVs, Blu-ray players and set top boxes, is genuine, MSNBC reports.

"We have tested this published material that was on the Web. Based on the testing we’ve done, it does appear that this circumvention is real. It does produce product key, it is a circumvention of the code," spokesman for Intel Tom Waldrop told tech news website PC Mag.

Although industry insiders believe that the leak will allow Blue-ray discs to be cracked to develop pirated content, Intel has, as of now, ruled out any such possibility.

The key leak has dealt a blow to media firms looking to use DRM tools protect their content from being copied from Blu-Ray discs and DVDs.