Notice that the AACS is “obligatory”. Otherwise, the small fry could just put out their discs without any DRM. This is what content protection is all about- making more money - not stopping piracy. As already noted, the AACS system is broken…why should anyone be FORCED to pay for a broken protection? Can someone answer this?
I think it would be funny if some indy could sue if someone ripped their disc after paying out the ass for AACS.