Cookies and Capacitors

"It's all about freedom..."

Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 12:15PM

Mirrored from Eric S. Raymond’s homepage:

As a public service and act of civil disobedience, we are proud to offer the DeCSS code that will allow you to circumvent the encryption on the DVDs you own. Your DVD, your hardware, your choice! (Please do not ask me technical questions about this code; I have never used it.)

Also, here is the decryption key used for most HD-DVD movies:

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

I have never used this, either, I’m publishing it here because the MPAA is attempting to suppress public knowledge of it.

Finally, the HDCP master key. These magic bits defeat the HDCP scrambling that attempt to prevent you from viewing high-definition video on the hardware of your choice. (No, I’ve never used this either.)

I will not tolerate having general-purpose computing hardware, which should be an instrument of liberation and creativity, reduced to a locked-down delivery pipe for “content”. By trying to cripple my tools, the big-media machine has made me its enemy. DRM delenda est!