The MPAA has been issuing DMCA takedown notices to any site that publishes the number 09 f9 11 02 9d 74 e3 5b d8 41 56 c5 63 56 88 c0, the key code used in HD-DVD copy protection. Recently this led to a full-blown revolt starting with Digg, where users plastered the front-page with voted-up articles full of the number. From there, the number has spread to hundreds of thousands of sites in an awe-inspiring display of how legal policy can lead to a PR disaster.
Edited by Tarinth on 02-May-2007 at 07:13pm: Minor edits
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