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.


You can screech back, or trackback from your own site.

2 Responses to “Censorship is bad, mmkay? Resist the tyranny of DRM! Spread this number:”

  1. Anonymous says:

    What if the number were the code to launch a missile?

  2. Anonymous says:

    You’d still need physical access to the hardware, same as with the HD-DVD. Hypothetical what-if distraction.

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