So there’s this hexadecimal string that was leaked a few months ago — the secret decryption key for HD-DVDs. Web sites that post this string of hexadecimal digits — a number — have started getting takedown notices from whoever the jackasses are who own this so-called “intellectual property”. Digg started removing posts that contain it; as of this writing (1:20am ET), Digg users are revolting, and the entire front page of digg.com is chock full of highly-dugg submissions all containing the hexadecimal string in question.
I love the way that these MPAA fools think they can turn this key back into a secret using lawyers.
★ Wednesday, 2 May 2007