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jf [PersonRank 5]

Friday, April 27, 2007
7 years ago30,771 views

I've just received a DMCA takedown email from Blogger.com regarding this posting on my blog

linuxnotes.blogspot.com/2007/0 ...

here's the blogpost:
"DRM cracked on HD DVD discs. The processing key is

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

More here on this forum"
forum link:
forum.doom9.org/showthread.php ...

whats interesting is that i did not blog instructions on HOW to crack drm. i merely provided a well reported key and a link to a forum discussing it.

i'm tempted to open up a "09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0" CafePress t-shirt store...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I would if I was you. Id buy a t-shert

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Google gives you a timeframe to can defend your case against the DMCA takedown notice, right?

/pd [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

"that i did not blog instructions on HOW to crack drm."

you posted the key .. that by itself is the critical info.

if you had said "DRM cracked on HD DVD discs. The processing key can be found here [link] " then you would not have got a takedown..

jf [PersonRank 5]

7 years ago #

"you posted the key .. that by itself is the critical info."
interesting. i might register
09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0 dot com

philip -> here's the full email:

Hello,

Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that content in your blog:

linuxnotes.blogspot.com

allegedly infringes upon the copyrights of others. The content in question is located in the following posts:

linuxnotes.blogspot.com/2007/02/09-f9-11-0
2-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63.html

The notice that we received, with any personally identifying
information removed, will be posted online by a service called Chilling Effects, and we will send you the link of this notice. We do this in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

The DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement.
Please see educause.edu/Browse/645?PARENT ... for more information about the DMCA, and see
google.com/blogger_dmca.html for the process that Blogger requires in order to make a DMCA complaint.

We are asking that you please remove the allegedly infringing content in your blog. If you do not do this within the next 3 days (by 4/29/07), we will be forced to remove the posts in question. If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits.

We can reinstate this content into your blog upon receipt of a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of
the DMCA. For more information about the requirements of a counter notification and a link to a sample counter notification, see
google.com/blogger_dmca.html#c ...

Please note that repeated violations to our Terms of Service may result in further remedial action taken against your Blogger account.

If you have legal questions about this notification, you should retain your own legal counsel. If you have any other questions about this notification, please let us know.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,
The Blogger Team

(i wrote back to them saying that i am not based in the USA)

AnthonyP [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

Just because you're in the USA doesn't mean that Google is not required by law to remove the offending information.

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

So, uhm, if they post the details on Chilling Effects, including the URL of your post, wouldn't that also contain that hex code? They'd have to send a DMCA notice to Chilling Effects, which would be published on Chilling Effects.

Heh.

(how much for the t-shirt?)

jf [PersonRank 5]

7 years ago #

aren't blogger.com in breach of the DMCA because their email contained that hex code (in my URL of the blogpost).

so therefore, i could send a take down notice back to them?

jf [PersonRank 5]

7 years ago #

i got a reply on the juristiction issue:
**************************************
Hello,

As Blogger is a U.S. company, it is regulated by U.S. law, whose
jurisdiction you agreed to by agreeing to our Terms of Service. Please comply with our policies and remove the allegedly infringing post by 4/29/07.

Thank you for your cooperation in this regard.

Sincerely,
The Blogger Team
**************************************

As I dont want silly lawsuits being issued against Google, i'll take the post down.

Amazing how a series of hex codes are now deemed "illegal"...

Cafepress t-shirts here i come...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Good point JohnMu!!

[put at-character here]jf – > did it pass the acid test for blueray ? :)-

jf [PersonRank 5]

7 years ago #

i have no idea pd.

got a follow up mail from them with the link to chilling effects.

chillingeffects.org/notice.cgi ...

i am laughing my head off now – the hexcode is in the take down notice – as JohnMu predicted!!!!

jf [PersonRank 5]

7 years ago #

just posted it on reddit. and posted it to several forums that i frequent. also added the hexcode to my email signature....

;-)

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

They put the code in their own DMCA notice. Now they have to send a DMCA notice to themselves :-). Life is complicated :-).

/pd [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

[put at-character here]jf, do you have a digg link ? we must digg it..

I find it hilarious that the very notice itself has the "key" and now is propagating itself due to counter measure and protective schematics. Whose the loser now ??

jf [PersonRank 5]

7 years ago #

ok. here's the digg link

digg.com/tech_news/Hilarious_A ...

and its on reddit
reddit.com/info/1lkik/comments

jf [PersonRank 5]

7 years ago #

WOW!

1494 diggs....

digg.com/tech_news/Hilarious_A ...

thanks for the suggestion of digging it /pd!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

yeah I have been following the comments . Its got a lot of comments and someone has already regsitered the key as a domian name!!

taking down the domain name will be a whole lot more difficult

jf [PersonRank 5]

7 years ago #


digg.com/tech_news/09f911029d7 ...

mockup of a t-shirt.

jf [PersonRank 5]

7 years ago #

11,000 diggs and rising

digg.com/linux_unix/Spread_Thi ...

crazy.

J'raxis 270145 [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Some useful obfuscated forms of the key to pass around:

Base64: CfkRAp1041vYQVbFY1aIwA==
Base32: BH4RCAU5OTRVXWCBK3CWGVUIYA

jf [PersonRank 5]

7 years ago #

tut tut.
digg have pulled the above digg link (it reached 15,000!)

..

formerdigguser [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

They also disabled a few peoples' accounts for "misuse."

09F911029D74E35BD84156C5635688C0

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Bang goes freedom of speach, I mean, who censors a random hex string on Digg?

All jokes aside, I'm not in the US, so no DMCA for me :)

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

This is a story about a user banned for posting the key on digg:

digg.com/linux_unix/How_I_got_ ...

Digg this, please. People have right to know about this (I don't say digg is evil, but just that transparency is needed).

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

The deleted article had over 15 490 votes, so had been third most popular digg story of all time. Just after iPhone and the launch of Digg v. 3, and probably would be the second most dugg story just in couple of minutes. But it disapeard before that. Poster's account was also removed. Supposedly accounts of some people who posted stories about this removal was also removed.

More: digg.com/linux_unix/How_I_got_ ...

Fortyseven [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

It sickens me to see Digg delving into censorship like this. I can only assume (and hope) that it's some outside influence forcing them to take these actions.

ZZ [PersonRank 3]

7 years ago #

Ok. What do i do with this key? What exactly can it do?

kickedoffdigg [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

The key has the ability to turn the internet into a playground. Me and the hobbits are going to take it to that volcano and throw it in and that will be the end of it's infinite power.

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

> are going to take it to that volcano
> and throw it in and that will be the end
> of it's infinite power

You don't have to bother – AACS is trying to do exactly that.

HexCode [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Send an eCard of that famous Hex Number. (3rd eCard on the page)

brainwrench.com/ecards/categor ...

Brandon [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #


img299.imageshack.us/img299/15 ...

Zero Niner Foxtrot Niner [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Enjoy:

09f911029d74e35bd84156c5635688 ...

jf [PersonRank 5]

7 years ago #


who would have thought that a dmca notice against my blog and few others could have escalated into one of the biggest ever mass Digging's , and end up potentially discrediting Kevin Rose and Digg.com entirely (for the deletions and user bans)

50,000 in total according to this graphic:


farm1.static.flickr.com/223/48 ...



jason22 [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Moe Wampum has already been selling the HD-DVD hack code t-shirts for 2 days!
moeschwag.com/hcrcot.html

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0 [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

yourmomshouse [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

nerdyshirts.com/productdetails ...

Patrick [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

A bad move for the industry of film.

You want to buy a HD-DVD?? buy while passing by Dooniz.com, an amount of money will go to charity organizations

Dooniz.com makes hundreds affiliations with major websites of Internet. These websites give Dooniz a commission to bring them customers. When Dooniz refers somebody to one of its affiliated sites, a sum of money is redistributed to a list of major foundations around the planet.

[Signature URL removed – Tony]

Steve [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Stop distributing this information! How else will Hollywood be able to afford paying $50 gazillion dollars so that George Cloooney can play make believe in a movie? :)

Bob [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Of course once the code is on non-US web pages, the DCMA won't apply. Face it, the genie is out of the bottle and the DCMA is stupid.

ozz [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0? What's that?

Ben [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Wait- Aren't those the numbers from Lost? They should have listened to Hurley...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

The lost numbers are 4 8 15 16 23 42. My birthday 4/8/15162342BC

Mark Levitt [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

You should file a counter notice and claim that a number cannot be copyrighted, and therefore the DMCA takedown notice is invalid.

What the AACS could have done is send a cease and desist letter asking you to remove the key by claiming it is a "tool for circumventing a protection measure"

In other words, DMCA takedown notices are for copyright holders to quickly get copyrighted material removed from another site. As they don't own the copyright to a number, they can't use a DMCA takedown notice.

Now, they could sue you for distributing a tool for circumventing a protection measure, so you do what you like...

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