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The AACS HD-DVD decyption key
2007-05-07 04:42:58
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The naughty technical bit
The encryption system used to provide DRM for HD-DVD disks has been leaked to the internet .
This key , if set as the volume id for any HD-DVD disc will apparently bypass all DRM and play happily. 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0 Unless you are daft enough to request an update of your encryption keys , which would be a really daft thing to do

The ludicrous legal bit
TheAACSLA threatend several sites with takedown orders for hosting this number. The result ? it became the new DeCSS and spawned millions of pages like this. The AACSLA then tried to stop Digg from mentioning it , they initialy complied with this and then a massive revolt amongst its users forced the code back on to the page by sheer weight of numbers. Digg then capitulated and then rather admirably vowed to go down fighting ! so help rub more poo in the AACSLA's face by posting the code on your blog and digg'ing blogs that do.

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