HD-DVD Encryption Key

HD-DVD KeyWarning!

The DRM powers that be do not want you to know that this number exists.

If you post regarding this series of numbers on Digg, expect to have your posts deleted and your account possibly banned.  However, last I checked Digg, the first 2 pages were nothing but posts regarding the HD-DVD number.  Looks like Digg is suffering from its own diggstorm and the editors are a bit overwhelmed right now.

Let this be a wakeup call, production and DRM companies.  Consumers are tired of being treated like criminals.  If I bought and paid for a high def movie, and I have a monitor that can do 720p or 1080p, then I had better be able to play it at native res.  Downscaling or blocking your content from being played just because a company didn’t pay your encryption license fees is BS.

Once that media is purchased, it should be mine to do with as I please, within the bounds of fair use.  Buying an HDDVD, then ripping it and sharing it on P2P networks?  No.  Bad.  I can understand you want to stop that from happening.  Ripping an HDDVD to another format so that it can play on a device which doesn’t support your draconian encryption schemes?  Yes, good.

Update: As of 9:00 last night, Digg founder Kevin Rose has stated that Digg will stop censoring stories and posts with the key in them.