This infamous string of code is the D-DVD processing key for most movies released so far, published on the net by the AACS (Advanced Access Content System) a couple of days ago by mistake. It has stirred up quite a riot in the IT world.
Apparently some very, very rich people in the entertainment industry are trying to suppress this line of code by nullifying the freedom of speech. I just thought I’d post it here too, to support the cause and add it to the growing list of pages that posts it. As one blogger puts it: "Let’s see if the people can win right to free speech against a hackable code."
Update 3rd of May 2007
With all the focus on the infamous hexadecimal, people may be ignoring a bigger weakness in the AACS armor that emerged two weeks ago. Hackers have figured out how to crack AACS in a way that cannot be defeated, even by revoking all keys in circulation. In addition, it has the potential to make future decryption even easier.