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Sunday, May 6, 2007

The War Between The AACS And The Blogging World / Copy Protection Key Posted On Thousands Of Sites Angers AACS

DRM group vows to fight bloggers

A row erupted on the internet after popular website Digg began taking down pages that its members had highlighted were carrying the key.

The website said it was responding to legal "cease and desist" notices from the Advanced Access Content System.

Digg's users responded by posting ever greater numbers of websites with the key, and the site eventually sided with its users.

Blu-ray's secret key: now showing at websites everywhere

What's in a number? Quite a lot, it turns out, if it's a 16-digit hexadecimal (base 16) number that begins '09 F9'. (That's '9' followed by '249' in normal - base 10 - numbering.)
Why the fuss? Well, it appears that the 16-digit number in question is the cryptographic key for unlocking the copy protection on the new generation of DVD discs. It was discovered a while back and posted in obscure parts of the web, where it languished.

News website stand against piracy triggers online revolt

SAN FRANCISCO: Popular news-ranking website Digg has sparked a fierce rebellion in the world of citizen journalism by trying to stop the spread of software code for hacking high-definition movie discs.

An insurrection by Digg users took place last week when website operators removed postings of an HD-DVD encryption code key and closed the accounts of posters to appease the Advanced Access Content System (AACS).

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