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Own Your Own 128-Bit Integer

kdawson posted more than 7 years ago | from the anyone-can-play dept.

Censorship 477

Byte Swapper writes "After all the fuss over the AACS trying to censor a certain 128-bit number that now has something over two million hits on Google, the folks at Freedom to Tinker would like to point out that you too can own your own integer. They've set up a script that will generate a random number, encrypt a copyrighted haiku with it, and then deed the number back to you. You won't get a copyright on the number or the haiku, but your number has become an illegal circumvention device under the DMCA, such that anyone subject to US law caught distributing it can be punished under the DMCA's anti-trafficking section, for which the DMCA's Safe Harbor provisions do not apply. So F9090211749D5BE341D8C5565663C088 is truly mine now, and you can pry it out of my cold, dead fingers!"

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5D 09 7F B4 60 B8 FB BD D0 2B 6A A3 F2 F6 AB CA (5, Funny)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044697)

That's right, 5D 09 7F B4 60 B8 FB BD D0 2B 6A A3 F2 F6 AB CA is mine, and I'll be playing it in the Impossiball Lottery twice a week until it pays off. No more Quick Picks for me!

Remember kids, no one else out there can ever use 5D 09 7F B4 60 B8 FB BD D0 2B 6A A3 F2 F6 AB CA to play the lotto, to decrypt anything ... or even as a WPA (or WEP) key!

I'll be googling 5D 09 7F B4 60 B8 FB BD D0 2B 6A A3 F2 F6 AB CA everyday until I win that lotto jackpot ... and don't think I won't. I'm crazy enough to do it. I swear I am. Really.

Eat it! (5, Funny)

Corpuscavernosa (996139) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044735)

5D 09 7F B4 60 B8 FB BD D0 2B 6A A3 F2 F6 AB CA

Ha! You'll never catch me coppahs!

Re:Eat it! (4, Funny)

nattt (568106) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044973)

50 AE 9B C2 10 05 0E 52 EB EA 82 B8 FB E7 30 6A

Don't you just love it!

Re:Eat it! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045055)

Oh noes! Incoming DMCA take down notice! Quick spread the number! Spread the number!

Re:Eat it! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045111)

Dear Corpuscavernosa.

We represent WrongSizeGlass Freedom-To-Tinker Content System Licensing Administrator, WCS LA. WFCS is an integrated set of technological protection measures that controls access to and prevents unauthorized copying of copyrighted Haikus.

It is our understanding that you are providing to the public the above-identified tools and services, and are thereby providing and offering to the public a technology, product, service, device, component, or part thereof that is primarily designed, produced, or marketed for the purpose of circumventing the technological protection measures afforded by WFCS (hereafter, the "circumvention offering"). Doing so constitutes a violation of the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "DMCA"), 17 U.S.C. 1201(a)(2) and 1201(b)(1). Providing or offering the circumvention offering identified above, and any other such offering that is primarily designed or produced to circumvent protection measures, or which has only limited commercial significant purpose other than to circumvent, or which are offered to the public with knowledge that it is for use in circumventing, violates the rights of WCS and any others harmed as well. See 1201(a)(2), 1201(b)(1), and 1203.

In view of the foregoing apparent anti-circumvention violations, we demand that you immediately:

1) remove or cause to be removed the above-specified WFCS circumvention offering and any other circumvention offering which is designed, produced or provided to circumvent WFCS or to assist others in doing so, and/or any links directly thereto, and

2) refrain from posting or causing to be provided any WFCS circumvention offering or from assisting others in doing so, including by direct links thereto, on any website now or at any time in the future.

Failure to do so will subject you to legal liability.

Please confirm to the undersigned in writing no later than noon a week from the above-indicated date that you have complied with these demands. You may reach the undersigned by telephone at [private] or by email at [private]@proskauer.com. WCS LA reserves all further rights and remedies with respect to this matter.

Very truly yours,

[private]
Counsel for WFCS LA

Re:Eat it! (4, Funny)

nbritton (823086) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045313)

Give that I've run this script on a quantum computer, all your base are belong to me!

Please send royalty payments to:
128 Infinite Alley.
Fort Meade, MD 20755

Thanks!

Re:5D 09 7F B4 60 B8 FB BD D0 2B 6A A3 F2 F6 AB CA (5, Insightful)

Blue Stone (582566) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044783)

Personally, I thought it'd be pretty neat to encrypt something using the text of a DMCA takedown notice as a key.

Re:5D 09 7F B4 60 B8 FB BD D0 2B 6A A3 F2 F6 AB CA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19044929)

I think it might be far more troublesome if this were done with 16-bit or 32 bit numbers. You could take out whole swathes of numbers that way - make everyday computing impossible. It's a shame that pi and e are irrational, or it would be a good idea to hijack those. But there again, it might be fun to prevent anyone from using the number 0x4D6963726F736F6674 and sue anyone using that.

Re:5D 09 7F B4 60 B8 FB BD D0 2B 6A A3 F2 F6 AB CA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045045)

I'm holding out for the numbers 0 through F. Then I'll take down the lot of y'all.

Re:5D 09 7F B4 60 B8 FB BD D0 2B 6A A3 F2 F6 AB CA (4, Insightful)

bakaorg (870848) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045095)

I got one of these yesterday, but really, who has time to remember such long numbers. However, I know that it had a "D2" in it, so I figure anytime I see a number which contains this unique fingerprint, I'll assume it is my number. Fortunately, no-one has violated my rights by posting a number with "D2" in it as a comment to this article yet. You all are warned!

Re:5D 09 7F B4 60 B8 FB BD D0 2B 6A A3 F2 F6 AB CA (4, Insightful)

eWarz (610883) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045149)

Actually parent was funny, but he brought up an interesting point. How far can things go when a simple number can be made illegal under the DMCA? If i use a sequence of numbers for encryption and then those numbers show up on the lottery, is the lottery liable for a DMCA violation? Maybe someone should intentionally 'abuse' this system to force the DMCA to be corrected.

Re:5D 09 7F B4 60 B8 FB BD D0 2B 6A A3 F2 F6 AB CA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045165)

Someone should copyright all those keys, so that it would become impossible for the industry to change the actual key without infringing the law.

That's quite a lot of keys, but it would be funny to see where it goes...

I think I'll take 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 (5, Funny)

YodaYid (1049908) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045301)

That one should pay off pretty quickly :-)

no longer naked and petrified (4, Funny)

joe_bruin (266648) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045375)

hex("natalie portman") = 6e 61 74 61 6c 69 65 20 70 6f 72 74 6d 61 6e 00
Now she's mine! Those of you who invoke hot grits will be hearing from my lawyer.

3F 42 2D 7C AA 69 FA EA 86 DC ED 48 95 F6 8E F0 (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19044729)

Here is my number... I wonder if its also an AACS key by coincidence :)

Re: 3F 42 2D 7C AA 69 FA EA 86 DC ED 48 95 F6 8E F (2, Funny)

Ford Prefect (8777) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044773)

Here is my number... I wonder if its also an AACS key by coincidence :)

Mine's 09F911029D74E35BD84156C5635688C0. I wonder ... oh. Well, that was unlucky!

Re: 3F 42 2D 7C AA 69 FA EA 86 DC ED 48 95 F6 8E F (1)

grazzy (56382) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044795)

Im burning dvds with " F9090211749D5BE341D8C5565663C088 " to the highest bidders. Shipping not included.

Please sue me for copyright infringment slashdot!

ok then (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19044733)

I'll see your F9090211749D5BE341D8C5565663C088 and raise you a F9090211749D5BE341D8C5565663D184

Typical of liberals... (1, Flamebait)

Zweideutig (900045) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044759)

Making fun of the RIAA and the DMCA to justify pirating music. You are all criminals.

Re:Typical of liberals... (4, Funny)

thryllkill (52874) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044841)

"Making fun of the RIAA and the DMCA to justify pirating music. You are all criminals."

Isn't it great?!?!?!?!?!

Re:Typical of liberals... (5, Funny)

ettlz (639203) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044883)

Making fun of the RIAA and the DMCA to justify pirating music. You are all criminals.
Piss off, some of us are communists.

Re:Typical of liberals... (3, Interesting)

Arthur B. (806360) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044961)

Being a criminal means infringing on someone's rights. Rights are defined as to determine how scarce resources are to be controlled. Information is not a scarce resource, by copying music from someone, I am not invading anyone's property, or if you prefer infringing on anyone's right.

Re:Typical of liberals... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045223)

Nice way to try to bend facts to justify your pirating of music. Again, typical of the left wings. Here's a reality check. Remember kids, liberalism is a mental disorder. [acmboston.org]

Re:Typical of liberals... (1)

shystershep (643874) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045319)

Lovely, except that we as a society have granted property rights in these 'resources' regardless of their scarcity in order to provide an incentive to create (they are no more or less scarce because they are digital - just easier to copy). Copyrights and patents are provided for in the US Constitution; just because the system is messed up today and allows abuse does not mean that giving property rights to intangibles is wrong. How many songs would there be for you to copy for free if the artists could get no money? How many books, movies, paintings, etc.? Some people would do it for the love of it, but no one would be able to do it for a living when anyone and everyone was free to copy as they liked.

What is a criminal? (4, Insightful)

kurt555gs (309278) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045185)

Lots of laws need to be broken. Bad laws disobeyed get them changed. How do you feel about the 'criminal' blacks that rode in the front of the bus in Mongomery Alabama in the 60's. Clearly criminal, but was it wrong?

DRM is not about copyright infringement, it is about criminalizing not letting some one control how you use what you actually buy and pay for.

I am sick of hearing that not paying some media giant every time you hear some song, or watch some movie is piracy. I do not think it is, and I do not think there is naything wrong with sharing it for free.

What I think copyright piracy is, it to make counterfeit CD's DVD's etc and selling them for money.

I see nothing at all wrong with sharing software, movies, songs, books, etc as long as you are not representing them to be original or charging for them.

Is this the way the laws are today? , nope, cause we have corrupt politicos doing the bidding of the big media companies that finance their campaigns.

So if my conscience tells me some law is wrong, unfair, or unjust, oh well.

Bad laws need to be broken often enough to make them change.

Looks at the 09 f9 thing, people have just had enough silliness with this.

Cheers
 

Re:Typical of liberals... (5, Interesting)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045255)

Making fun of the RIAA and the DMCA to justify pirating music. You are all criminals.

      First off, we're talking about DVD's and movies, not music.

      Secondly then if you want to live in a world where a corporation has the power to determine IF you are allowed to watch a movie you purchased, how many times, and on what equipment - then so be it. Most of us resent the very thought, much less this feeble and poorly thought out attempt at implementation.

      Thirdly, copyright infringement has only recently been made a "crime", in the US. In many other countries it's a civil matter. You know, I have never driven under the speed limit - mostly I have driven 15 to 20% over. Should I go to jail for that, too?

      I go to movies. I pay to go to the movies. Why do I have to sit through a 5 minute sermon on how evil piracy is when I paid to get there? Then again, when I buy a DVD, why the hell should I be FORCED to watch trailers and nowadays even ads? So I rip it, and get my right of choice back.

      While this code can be used to rip things and publish them on the internet, it's useful to me mostly to be able to see the movies I bought in the format I want. Call me a criminal if you will. I will call you a mindless consumer. Take what you're given and shut up. Leave those of us who want to DO something about the situation alone - when the REAL information revolution happens you'll have us to thank.

Re:Typical of liberals... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045349)

Actually, since I don't pirate music or movies, never buy music and rarely buy movies and would have never even heard of that number if they hadn't tried to bury it *I* make fun of the RIAA and the DMCA because a) they're anti-fair use, b) they're bullies, and c) they "convince" (read bribe) our congress critters to pass *really* stupid laws for their own benefit.

So no, I am not a criminal, and if the RIAA (or anyone else for that matter) attempts to us 7C C4 29 01 00 F8 03 4A EE 26 06 76 6A 5E CD 87, well I'll be forced to use the DMCA to protect my valuable IP.

Re:Typical of liberals... (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045361)

There doing nothing of the sort, and you know it.

Prime numbers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19044775)

I thought the DMCA restrictions only applied to prime numbers like those that can be used for encryption?

Re:Prime numbers (2, Informative)

afaik_ianal (918433) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045257)

No. Most encryption is done with ordinary private (random) keys. The keys are often securely exchanged with public key cryptography (the one with the prime keys), but you gain little from using prime numbers to do your bulk encryption, at a considerable computational cost.

DMCA prevents circumventing copy-protection techniques. It covers the private keys, which are usually just really long random integers.

We WILL see about that Krabs !!! (2, Funny)

unity100 (970058) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044777)

"So F9090211749D5BE341D8C5565663C088 is truly mine now, and you can pry it out of my cold, dead fingers!"

sooooooooo, it has come to this !!!!!

Re:We WILL see about that Krabs !!! (1)

dattaway (3088) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044833)

I should go for the Powerball lottery too. What are the chances the key will turn out to be 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0?

One in 13256278887989457651018865901401704640? Who's infringing who?

Re:We WILL see about that Krabs !!! (1)

unity100 (970058) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045197)

one needs to patent entire sequences

Quoting MiB flick... (1)

Lead Butthead (321013) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045381)

"You can have my (F9090211749D5BE341D8C5565663C088), when you pry it from my cold dead fingers."
"Your proposal is acceptable."

Interference (1)

smiltee (1099075) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044785)

I think this will actually confuse people that are seeking the real key. Now everyone will see random 32 bits integer anywhere. But it's funny as hell too - even if script seems down.

Re:Interference (5, Funny)

Reverend528 (585549) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045091)

even if script seems down.
it worked fine for me. My number is 503.

I've got mine (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19044805)

00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03

Don't let me catch any of you using it!

So I wonder... (2, Interesting)

DaveWick79 (939388) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044807)

If I use your number (F9090211749D5BE341D8C5565663C088) in this reply, I guess slashdot will have to remove my comment if you file a complaint with the DMCA. Go ahead and try it, I'd like to see what happens with my posting of your number F9090211749D5BE341D8C5565663C088. There I said it again! Ha!

Why stop there (4, Interesting)

HaeMaker (221642) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044817)

Why not create a system where ANY 128bit number can decrypt the haiku. Then you can go after anyone distributing any 128bit number. Say, like using IPv6.

Re:Why stop there (1)

Kircle (564389) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044987)

Why not create a system where ANY 128bit number can decrypt the haiku.

Then it won't be called encryption. Duh :-)

Re:Why stop there (1)

fishbowl (7759) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045083)


>Then it won't be called encryption. Duh :-)

It would be slightly interesting if you could make a coding scheme where any 128 bit number can decrypt, but also could prove that no other number would work.

Re:Why stop there (2, Interesting)

HaeMaker (221642) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045291)

There have been DMCA takedown notices for XOR protection schemes, and even changing one bit [slashdot.org] , which is simpler than my scheme. Even ROT13 is more complex.

DMCA says circumvention of protection schemes, not encryption schemes.

Re:Why stop there (3, Insightful)

malsdavis (542216) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045245)

The DMCA never states that it is illegal to distribute any number, it states that it is illegal to distribute a number which has the sole/main/intended/implied/whatever-else purpose of breaking a copyright measure.

If you had encrypted your haiku with any 128bit number then it would most probably be deemed that someone with a 128bit IP address was using your number by co-incidence. If however your 128-bit haiku encryption number appeared on a "how to decrypt encrypted haikus" website, then you would have a case however.

Re:Why stop there (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045387)

If you had encrypted your haiku with any 128bit number then it would most probably be deemed that someone with a 128bit IP address was using your number by co-incidence
So, my desire to have: 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0 as an IPV6 address is just fine.

ISO... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19044821)

Anyone want to share 69696969696969696969696969696969 with me?

/trollforanonymousgayinternetsecks>

The Gold Rush is On! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19044831)

Its already slashdotted; the rush must be on. I guess I'm too late for 0x01? How about 0xDOOD, or the hackerish 0xDEADBEEF? It'll be just like silly prices for some DNS names in the dot-com boom. We'll all be rich!

The answer (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19044847)

I'm going to go register "42".

Then I will own the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

I am not a number! (2, Insightful)

SirBruce (679714) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044869)

I am a free man!

I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered.

My life is my own.

Re:I am not a number! (2, Funny)

badboy_tw2002 (524611) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044905)

Sorry, your post does not fit the 5-7-5 haiku format. Close though!

Re:I am not a number! (1)

cyphercell (843398) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045157)

Man I am free!

I will not be indexed or numbered.

Life is my own.

F9090211749D5BE341D8C5565663C088*

*This number is mine though and you can't use it.

You are number 6... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045057)

...79714.

Only Anonymous Coward is not a number.

Who is number 1?

Re:I am not a number! (5, Funny)

iknowcss (937215) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045063)

SirBruce (679714)

Umm ...

ridiculous... (1)

Arthur B. (806360) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044871)

There's no point in copyrighting these keys, they are way too many, actually there are exactly [CENSORED FOR COYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT] such keys.

I release mine .... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19044881)

EC4A5A090E3D4200F7CAE7C8FCC94B11 ... I've used it once. Now I don't like it. I'm throwing it away...

You Fools! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19044885)

This is just a ploy by The Man to mark you with one more identifying number.

Don't be surprised when your own 32 integer appears on your REAL ID card!

Kudos to Heavy Metal Jacket (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19044919)

97 A5 9D EB B9 9C AD 48 5C 0F 61 3B 51 46 73 30

This is my 128-bit integer. There are many like it but this one is mine. My 128-bit integer is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my 128-bit integer is useless. Without my 128-bit integer I am useless.

--
Above content protected under DMCA, DRM and AACS (as a trade secret) by Johnny F.
--
Oh, drat, I spilled the bean.

MINE (5, Funny)

blhack (921171) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044923)

i hereby state copyright over the number 277, which is an expression of duality of the universe (heat/cold good/evil), and the fact all things, including 7, which is lucky,, are better in twos. Any expression of this piece of my work without my express written consent will be prosecuted to the full extent of any applicable laws.

--UPDATE--

I have noticed that some pirates have converted this note to a tone, they are calling it C sharp (277hz). My number is to be represented as a digit only, this is obviously an encryption circumvention technique and will not be tolerated. Please fork over 5 trillion dollars and your first born child.

NOW!

Re:MINE (1)

ozzee (612196) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045059)

Please fork over 5 trillion dollars and your first born child.

Trust me on this, make them keep their first born, nuthin' but trubbel, I tell ya

I call dibs... (1)

msauve (701917) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044933)

...on ROT13!

Here's my key: 09 S9 11 02 9Q 74 R3 5O Q8 41 56 P5 63 56 88 P0

Re:I call dibs... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045231)

I claim rot-26.

I've got you surrounded. . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19044949)

That's right, I'm claiming F9090211749D5BE341D8C5565663C087 and F9090211749D5BE341D8C5565663C089.

13256278887989457651018865901401704640 no no no (1)

ozzee (612196) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044979)

13256278887989457651018865901401704640 is mine - don't touch it - I warn ya ! Nor do you touch 718624318471594843*2^64 + 15582831591453788352 which is also mine. Mine MINE MINE.

In fact any arithmetic expression or part thereof that evaluates to 13256278887989457651018865901401704640 is mine too !!! - oh wait ...

o yeah (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19044981)

you guys are a bunch of fags!

I claim the number 3 (2, Funny)

dfsmith (960400) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044995)

If anyone uses the number 3, I will send them a DMCA takedown notice for infringing on this encoded copyrighted work of literature.

Dfwxdoob L fdq'w uhdoob eh erwkhuhg wr vhqg dqb wdnhgrzq qrwlfhv. Dqg lw'v xqolnhob wkdw wklv vkruw ri d zrun fdq eh frsbuljkwhg, exw li brx fdq uhdg wklv, wkhq brx'yh frpplwhg wkh dfw ri flufxpyhqwlrq dqbzdb. (F) Gdqlho I. Vplwk, 2007

So everyone has one now... (1)

mikee805 (1091195) | more than 7 years ago | (#19044999)

Right!

My key... (4, Funny)

basic0 (182925) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045009)

Here's my copyrighted key:

"Service Temporarily Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later."

I'm worried that someone will try to claim prior art though... :S

Re:My key... (1)

fireman sam (662213) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045121)

Hey, that is my key. Under the DMCA I request that the slashdot editors remove the above post!

Tagged... (1)

bhtooefr (649901) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045017)

hex09f911029d74e35bd84156c5635688c0

Oh, and this seems to be slashdotted. :(

96 51 0F ED DF EC 61 18 D5 19 7E E9 74 48 72 D8 (4, Funny)

Glothar (53068) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045053)

It's mine! Stay away!

Microsoft is Good!
NetBSD is slow!
OpenSource licensing is for idealistic hippies!

Hmm... Let's see now:

  1. Make inflammatory statements.
  2. ???
  3. Profit!!

It seems like the infamous "Step 2" is "Trick slashdotters into including a DMCA DRM Circumvention Scheme in the Subject of their replies.

Excellent...

Re: 96 51 0F ED DF EC 61 18 D5 19 7E E9 74 48 72 D (1)

slothman32 (629113) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045201)

I read the Wikipedia sire, and the episode itself, there is no step 2.
It is really phase 2.
I did find out what it is though.
Find someone dumb enough to buy it.
Like Japanesse buisnessman buying schoolgirl's underwear.

Which integer? (3, Insightful)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045071)

One of the basic properties of copyright is that if you enclose it in quotes and attribute the source, like "09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0", then there's no problem. This quoted integer is the public key for HD-DVD and Blu-Ray players.

Re:Which integer? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045281)

It's not copyrighted, it's just used to protect content and can't be shared because of DMCA.

de ad be ef fa ce fa de (1, Redundant)

king-manic (409855) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045087)

This is my 128-bit key.
There are many like it, but this one is MINE.
My 128-bit key is my best friend. It is my life.
I must master it as I must master my life.
My 128-bit key without me is useless. Without my 128-bit key, I am useless.
I must use my 128-bit key true.
I must encrypt better than my enemy who is trying to pwn my network.
I must root him before he roots me. I will...
My 128-bit key and myself know that what counts in war is not the physical layer,
the data link layer, nor the network layer.
We know it is the crypt that count. We will crypt...
My 128-bit key is human, even as I, because it is my life.
Thus, I will learn it as a brother.
I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its parts, its accessories,
its source code, and its algorithm.
I will ever guard it against the ravages of noobs and crackers.
I will keep my 128-bit key clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready.
We will become part of each other. We will...
Before God I swear this creed.
My 128-bit key and myself are the defenders of my network.
We are the masters of our enemy.
We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until there is no enemy, but PEACE.

So the law, like code, can have exploits written? (1)

Victor Tramp (5336) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045093)

which point out the flaws in the law which make it easy to illustrate that the law is buggy and needs rewriting??

funny..

Well, it is a dead end (4, Insightful)

gweihir (88907) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045107)

Practically every cryptographer will agree that as soon as your secret key is known, it is too late for damage control. The only thing you can do is change the key. Trying to suppress it is entirely futile and a singn of significant stupidity.

At the same time, you cannot protect numbers. They do not belong to anybody.

Whooosssshhhhh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045229)

> At the same time, you cannot protect numbers. They do not belong to anybody.

Does this mean that Felton is lying and C2C9AE6F7181F6C28DEBB537C894A949 isn't really mine?

Re:Well, it is a dead end (1)

Ann Coulter (614889) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045233)

Remember that any finite sequence of bytes can be encoded, uniquely, into an integer (abeit a large one). If numbers do not belong to anybody, then one can (rather easily) encode any copyrighted work as an integer and distribute it.

I deftly own all of you (1)

Watson Ladd (955755) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045127)

I used pi. All your numbers are belong to me.

Go Ahead, Make My Day (2, Funny)

Detritus (11846) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045131)

So F9090211749D5BE341D8C5565663C088 is truly mine now, and you can pry it out of my cold, dead fingers!

Your proposal is acceptable.

Oh sweet, now how will you get my WEP KEY? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045135)

Cause its copywrited and I can sue you for... not for hacking because no civil court would understand... but for using my number!

heh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045141)

eight six seven five three ohhhh niiiiieeeeeyine!!!!!!!!!

You Bastards! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045153)

Now you've done it!

All the numbers are gone!

What are the rest of us poor slobs to do?

Won't anyone think of the children?

Damn you! Damn you all to hell!

e and pi are mine! (1)

ZiggyStardust1984 (1099525) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045169)

Welcome your new math overlord!

Re:e and pi are mine! (1)

dltaylor (7510) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045253)

Just as soon as you deliver the complete number as text, not a formula or algorithm, although all of the known digits might make even that a derivative work, such that you can only copyright the currently unknown value.

If everything is illegal ... (1)

TihSon (1065170) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045173)

... then we are all criminals.

Apparently I now own 503! (1)

Threni (635302) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045179)

I'm not sure "service temporarily unavailable" qualifies as a Haiku, however...

Prior Art My Ass (1)

zebadoba (562810) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045199)

Off too the Public Notary to certify my date, time and number. 95 E8 6D E9 5A AF 04 25 98 53 28 29 59 17 C0 1A

But what if we run out? (1)

swillden (191260) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045205)

If everybody starts taking their own 128-bit number, so that no one else can use it, what are we going to do when we run out of 128-bit numbers?

Re:But what if we run out? (1)

dfsmith (960400) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045365)

We should ask people with more than one to return them. 128-bit numbers are a limited resource! (Especially those that start with one or more zeroes.)

I just got... (2, Funny)

Metsys (718186) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045207)

I just got 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00. I figured it's bound to turn up on someone's hard drive. My chances are now better than ever to live the American Dream of this century.

Let's see.. (2, Funny)

nlitement (1098451) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045215)

How about 1337? Damn, I'm going to be rich!

F9090211749D5BE341D8C5565663C088 (1)

vimh42 (981236) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045239)

Hah hah! I stole it!

Smaller numbers- more fun? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045271)

I wonder what would happen if some DRM system's random generator creates a very small number. Something like
00000000000000000000000000000005, or short, 5. Would the distribution of this number be forbidden as well? Would they really sue Sesame Street?

(unfortunately it's only a theoretic possibility...)

i own the answer to everything (4, Funny)

192939495969798999 (58312) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045299)

00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 42
thats right suckers! I own the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Please, don't all send your checks to me at once.

Re:i own the answer to everything (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045389)

That last pair should be 2A.

Rats! There goes my WEP key. (1)

Tex Bravado (91447) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045321)

Now how will I keep the neighbors off the network ?

Why not all of them? (1)

snowwrestler (896305) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045329)

If I run this locally on all 3.4e + 38 values, does that protect me from DMCA take-down notices when I post one of the values online?

Great ! (1)

elgatozorbas (783538) | more than 7 years ago | (#19045355)

All prime numbers have been taken already :-(

My number is ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045369)

"Service Unavailable". Cool.

ep...!pD! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19045385)

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