HD DVD crack

As you guys may or may not know, Digg had a prominent article this morning that revealed a hack of HD-DVD players that allowed people to take the film off of the cd. At this point in time, every article on the digg main page has to do with the hack, except from a different angle. Apparently, Diggs coverage of the hack ticked off some important people in the copyright business. Now digg is reporting that they have to remove every entry that eludes to the hack. I thought it was pretty awesome that the articles on digg mustered over 10,000 diggs, which means that the hack must have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people (I am just making up numbers, but I bet they are reasonably close.). I love how fast information can spread in the right hands to the right people. Talk about the worst form of viral advertising...

Well, Bumpkins, if you're admitting to "making up" the numbers, how do you expect the credibility of things like blogs and wiki-based sites to increase???

After that snooty comment, I wanted to say your post was interesting; I think it's really indicative of the battle that lies ahead in the copyright world dealing with online and digital matters. The presentation the other day on HyperPhotos really got me thinking about how difficult it is going to be (if even possible or necessary) to define laws on new media copyright. Where do we go from here??

What I just read -- via a listserv I'm on -- was that originally one article had been posted to Digg about this crack, and Digg removed it, stating that it was their policy not to allow their site to be used to disseminate materials in violation of existing laws. In retaliation, hundreds of Digg members posted articles about the crack, defying the site to keep up with the overflow.

See here, in fact, currently the top article on Digg...

Digg This: 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0

Digg actually made a statement that due to overwhelming support by its user base, it will stop deleting all of the articles on the hack and has in fact just posted the hack itself. GO DIGG!

Facebook now has group with the key as the name for it. This is pretty tight. Here are the posts from the Facebook group:

Help us all out more, Spread this link to this group!

Or Digg it up here:

Direct Link: http://blog.digg.com/?p=74?


User stats now found here: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2338184677&topic=2397


Original Story that started it all:

Details on how people are getting banned (Including CJ and Myself):

Doom9 Post (A very good read):

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Techno Version: http://www.esnips.com/doc/7d70f3c1-59d7-429d-9058-0cd5b10ad446/09-F9-11-02-9D-74-E3-5B-D8-41-56-C5-63-56-88-C0

MD5 Was made (Why not?): d1af2e56517a7202a1cc087a69c4e296

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