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Digg Users Revolt After HD DVD Keys Posted

May 02, 2007, 12:45 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Hachman, Patrick Norton)

"Although the code has been available for some time, the rudd-o.com Web site began urging users to "share this number," in much the same manner as the original CSS code for decrypting DVDs began circulating.

"'This means the (admittedly long) number is precisely the key you need in order to decrypt and watch HD-DVD movies in Linux (oh, okay, maybe software is also required),' the Web site said. "And the fact that it's out there, spreading like wildfire, is killing the types at the movie studios right now. Now, even if this number stopped working (and it will, thanks to the revocation procedures in HD-DVD's encryption scheme) or if it were a hoax, the decryption system has already been figured out and is implemented in a software program called BackupHDDVD..."

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