Global digital music sales nearly
doubled in 2006 .Oracle has fixed
51 security flaws. The first cracked
HD DVD movie is available online.
The HD DVD standard is backed by Toshiba, Microsoft and Intel and uses copy
protection technology known as the Advanced Access Content System. The rival
Blu-ray format, supported by Sony, Hewlett-Packard and Dell, uses the same system
but adds a level of software that acts as a backup when the first level is compromised,
so it is considered to be slightly more secure.