On Tuesday, the Digg community rose up, defying the site's Terms of Service and efforts to ban non-compliant users, to post a 32-digit number that a video industry group wanted to remove from the Internet.
The Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator, LLC (AACSLA), which licenses the copy control technology that's supposed to secure HD-DVD and Blu-ray discs, recently embarked on what appears to be a quixotic quest: trying to un-publish the number that nullifies its digital lock.
The number in question, a 128-bit integer, is the "processing key" that decrypts HD-DVD and Blu-ray video so it can be viewed. Code breakers published this key back in February, cracking the copy protection on the upcoming generation of video discs before there's even much of a market for them.
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