09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0
It's just a string of numbers and letters, right?
A simple, almost random, collection of hexadecimal characters.
No harm could come from posting them, right?
I hope that's the case.
Digg has censored this number and any story submissions or comments referencing it have been buried (well, they haven't found all the comments). Peoples' accounts have been deleted simply for submitting it. Amazing, isn't it?...
Makes you wonder why.
This is why.
In a nutshell: It's the processing key for HD-DVD movies, enabling users to crack the DRM and watch the movie on non-approved hardware (like Linux).
Please, spread this number around. The idea of censoring a number is so silly and totalitarian that I can't sit by in idle silence. We have to resist.
Labels: censorship, DMCA, DRM, internet, movie, MPAA, oppression, RIAA, stupidity, technology