Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has threatened legal action against anyone who uses the leaked crypto HDCP key that was leaked on the Internet. The key can be used to build hardware that defeats the purpose of HDCP technology used for limiting the home recording of digital TV and/or Blu-ray. Intel said that there are laws to protect I.P. involved and the content created by content providers.
?There are laws to protect both the intellectual property involved as well as the content that is created and owned by the content providers,? stated Intel spokesman Tom Waldrop. ?Should a circumvention device be created using this information, we and others would avail ourselves, as appropriate, of those remedies.? Waldrop was quoted in Wired after Intel confirmed that the Internet leak of the HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) “master key” was authentic.