My amusement continues! Not only has the AACS Licensing Authority threatened to take legal action against every web site that has reproduced the AACS processor key, but they’ve revoked the key itself. Discs with the new key will not play on old players until they’re updated. The HD-DVD discs with the new keys start shipping on May 22.

The amusement comes from the news that the new key was cracked almost a week before the updated discs hit store shelves. The beta version of Slysoft’s AnyDVD HD software, released on May 17, will copy HD-DVD discs and strip the AACS protection. It’s been successfully tested on the shipping version of The Matrix Trilogy.