Wednesday, May 2, 2007

AACS takedown notice on DRM key backfires via Dig

AACS takedown notice backfires

from link above nice story on how the 'crowd-sourcing' of Digg has back-fired on the might of lawyerdoom.

legal threats from the Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator (AACS LA).
All well n good u might say...
...except ....
Complete and utter chaos. Tens of thousands of Digg users posted story after story containing the 16-digit encryption key. Traffic on the site was so high that it was unavailable for parts of the day.

In the end Digg stopped taking down their users posting of the key and gave up and sided with their users.

So instead of supressing the code, all the AACS managed to do was generate a ton of negative publicity and spread thousands of copies of the code indelibly all over the internet.

AACS is all above DRM on DVD's etc..


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