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Author Topic: How to own a 128-bit number  (Read 4249 times)

gjehle

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How to own a 128-bit number
« on: May 08, 2007, 05:41:46 AM »
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Remember last week’s kerfuffle over whether the movie industry could own random 128-bit numbers? [...]

Now, thanks to our newly developed VirtualLandGrab technology, you can own a 128-bit integer of your very own.

Here’s how we do it. First, we generate a fresh pseudorandom integer, just for you. Then we use your integer to encrypt a copyrighted haiku, thereby transforming your integer into a circumvention device capable of decrypting the haiku without your permission. We then give you all of our rights to decrypt the haiku using your integer. The DMCA does the rest. [...]

http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/?p=1155


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« Last Edit: May 08, 2007, 10:25:36 AM by gjehle »

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Re: How to own a 128-bit number
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2007, 11:37:48 AM »
As of 11:35 CST (US), the website is apparently down.
DNS converted to IP (64.111.105.191) also does not work.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2007, 11:43:22 AM by cemole »

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Re: How to own a 128-bit number
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2007, 03:15:25 PM »
As of 11:35 CST (US), the website is apparently down.
DNS converted to IP (64.111.105.191) also does not work.

while i'm writing this the page is (still) working for me

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Re: How to own a 128-bit number
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007, 07:44:39 PM »
It's working for me right now as well. Thank you for this interesting read.