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   Spread this number... the politics of code...                                   
     David Berry <d.berry {AT} sussex.ac.uk>                                              

   Re: [cc-community] Spread this number... the politics of code...                
     David Berry <d.berry {AT} sussex.ac.uk>                                              

   Re: [cc-community] Spread this number... the politics of code...                
     Javier Candeira <javier {AT} candeira.com>                                           

   Re: [cc-community] Spread this number... the politics of code...                
     Andrea Glorioso <andrea {AT} digitalpolicy.it>                                       

   Re: [cc-community] Spread this number... the politics of code...                
     Veni Markovski <veni {AT} veni.com>                                                  

   Re: [cc-community] Spread this number... the politics of code...                
     David Berry <d.berry {AT} sussex.ac.uk>                                              



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Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 23:37:13 +0100
From: David Berry <d.berry {AT} sussex.ac.uk>
Subject: Spread this number... the politics of code...


Spread this number

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0. Wanna know what=92s so =20=

important about it?

The movie industry is threatening Spooky Action at a Distance for =20
publishing that number, specifically with copyright infringement.

I had no idea a number could be copyrighted.

Anyhow, what is it? =46rom the site:

It=92s the HD-DVD Processing Key for most movies released so far. I was =20=

not aware that a string of numbers and letters was copyrightable. =20
Perhaps its just my ignorance but it seems that someone is abusing =20
the DMCA again.

This means the (admittedly long) number is precisely the key you need =20=

in order to decrypt and watch HD-DVD movies in Linux (oh, okay, maybe =20=

software is also required). And the fact that it=92s out there, =20
spreading like wildfire, is killing the types at the movie studios =20
right now.

Now, even if this number stopped working (and it will, thanks to the =20
revocation procedures in HD-DVD=92s encryption scheme) or if it were a =20=

hoax, the decryption system has already been figured out and is =20
implemented in a software program called BackupHDDVD.

We did it with DVDs and DeCSS, and today I can use my trusty MPlayer =20
to play any DVD movie. We will eventually (rather soon) view HD-DVDs =20
in Linux as well (because the codecs are already there, even if they =20
are illegal in some countries).

Let=92s show them no amount of DMCA will stop us.

Oh, do you crave for source code? Let the Doom9 forums answer your =20
prayers. If you=92d like an explanation in news format, WIRED may be =20
what you were looking for.


http://rudd-o.com/archives/2007/04/30/spread-this-number/







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Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 23:49:37 +0100
From: David Berry <d.berry {AT} sussex.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: [cc-community] Spread this number... the politics of code...




So much for Wikipedia representing a new form of radical democratic =20
possibly even potential new democratic culture... hello =20
wikicensorship...

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?=20
title=3D09_F9_11_02_9D_74_E3_5B_D8_41_56_C5_63_56_88_C0&action=3Dedit







David M. Berry
d.berry {AT} sussex.ac.uk

EDB128
Media and Film Department
University of Sussex
Brighton
BN1 9RH

01273 606755 x4837
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/mediastudies/profile125219.html





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Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 10:56:56 +0200
From: Javier Candeira <javier {AT} candeira.com>
Subject: Re: [cc-community] Spread this number... the politics of code...

David Berry wrote:
> Spread this number
>=20
> 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0. Wanna know what=92s so
> important about it?

Done:

http://ciberderechos.barrapunto.com/article.pl?sid=3D07/05/02/0820205

J



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Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 13:15:47 +0200
From: Andrea Glorioso <andrea {AT} digitalpolicy.it>
Subject: Re: [cc-community] Spread this number... the politics of code...

>>>>> "David" == David Berry <d.berry {AT} sussex.ac.uk> writes:

(I believe it  is not David Berry who  wrote the following, but rather
the author of  the  blog post that David  quoted  - correct me  if I'm
wrong)

    > Spread this number

    > 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0. Wanna know
    > what's so important about it?

    > The movie industry is threatening Spooky Action at a Distance
    > for publishing that number, specifically with copyright
    > infringement.

    > I had no idea a number could be copyrighted.

As can be seen   from the cease and    desist letter sent  to  Google,
Inc. (http://www.chillingeffects.org/notice.cgi?sID=3218) the AACS  LA
is not claiming that the number  above is copyrighted, but rather that
it  is  "a technology, product,   service, device, component,  or part
thereof that  is primarily  designed,  produced, or  marketed  for the
purpose of circumventing the technological protection measures", which
AACS can be arguably construed as.

According to Italian copyright law I see no reason why a number could
not be copyrighted, if it is the result of a creative activity. But I
belive this is a different issue.

Best,

- --
      Andrea Glorioso || http://people.digitalpolicy.it/sama/cv/
          M: +39 348 921 4379	     F: +39 051 930 31 133
       "Truth is a relationship between a theory and the world;
       beauty is a relationship between a theory and the mind."



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Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 09:26:14 -0400
From: Veni Markovski <veni {AT} veni.com>
Subject: Re: [cc-community] Spread this number... the politics of code...

I think that the Bulgarians are already aware of this:

http://yovko.net/?p=1120
http://borj.org/blog/2007/05/09f911029d74e35bd84156c5635688.html
http://www.tonev.net/2007/05/02/09f911029d74e35bd84156c5635688c0/
http://spisanie.cc/nb/?p=559
http://luchko.wordpress.com/2007/05/02/09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0/


;-)



At 23:37 5/1/2007  +0100, David Berry wrote:

><http://rudd-o.com/archives/2007/04/30/spread-this-number/>Spread this number
>
>09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0. Wanna know what's 
>so important about it?




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Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 14:35:43 +0100
From: David Berry <d.berry {AT} sussex.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: [cc-community] Spread this number... the politics of code...




Original Story that started it all:
http://rudd-o.com/archives/2007/04/30/spread-this-number/

Details on how people are getting banned (Including CJ and Myself):
http://www.cjmillisock.com/2007/05/how-i-got-banned-from-digg.html

Doom9 Post (A very good read):
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?=20
s=3Dcd2862cdc65d3c44e0efc857e4f0f7bf&t=3D121866

Signature: Removed from DeviantArt - "z00kus" account banned! - Was =20
added to gallery though for download!

A song was made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DL9HaNbsIfp0

Techno Version: http://www.esnips.com/doc/=20
7d70f3c1-59d7-429d-9058-0cd5b10ad446/09-F9-11-02-9D-74-E3-5B-D8-41-56-=20=

C5-63-56-88-C0

MD5 Was made (Why not?): d1af2e56517a7202a1cc087a69c4e296

Random Sites:
http://www.09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0.net/
http://09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63.com/
http://09f911029d74e35bd84156c5635688c0.com/
http://www.hddvdkey.com

Slashdot=92s Article(s):
http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/07/05/02/0235228.shtml
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=3D07/05/01/1935250&from=3Drss

InfoWorld News Article:
http://weblog.infoworld.com/railsback/archives/2007/05/=20
digg_losing_con.html

Gerald Stuhrberg=92s Homage:
http://undeadmonkey.com/apache2-default/

Nicholas Pan's Homage:
http://pen15.info/

Wikipedia (On banning with the HD-DVD Key):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Zscout370#HD_DVD_Key

Nice critical overview of the debate from the ever-illuminating =20
Technollama

http://technollama.blogspot.com/2007/05/hd-dvd-brought-down-by-=20
web-20.html

=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D

Dustin Montgomery's log of Events (As seen by him):
http://en3r0.blogspot.com/2007/05/may-1st-digg-revolt.html


 =46rom (where else) the Facebook group 09-F9-11-02-9D-74-E3-5B-=20
D8-41-56-C5-63-56-88-C0

http://swan.facebook.com/group.php?gid=3D2338184677





On 2 May 2007, at 00:20, David Berry wrote:

>>
>> Redaction is not censorship. Your number doesn't meet Wikipedia's
>> criteria for an article, so it was deleted.
>>
>>         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability
>>
>
> Well, shall we check with Wikipedia?
>
> "Redaction generally refers to the editing of text to turn it into =20
> a form suitable for publication, or to the result of such an =20
> effort.... In the context of government documents, redaction (also =20
> called sanitization) generally refers more specifically to the =20
> process of removing sensitive or classified information from a =20
> document prior to its publication, during declassification...
>
> See also
>
> Censorship
> Copy editing
> Textual criticism
> Redaction criticism
> Sanitization"
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redaction
>
> Hmmm... seems pretty clear to me.
>
> ;-)
>
>
>
>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> cc-community mailing list
> cc-community {AT} lists.ibiblio.org
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/cc-community


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