Philipp Steinweber / blog and portfolio
censorship 2.0
Saturday, 5. May 2007

What would you do if your biggest secret is published in the web? Perhaps you would try to sue the persons in charge, or at least force them to delete it. Or you would avoid talking about it.
They forced them to delete the user posted secret, which is in this case the processing key to crack the HD DVD and Bluray Disc copy protection! And so they did.
But they didn’t expect the energy of their huge community, which posted and commented the key again and again, to prevent its oblivion.
Digg’s reaction:

“But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you’ve made it clear. You’d rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won’t delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.
If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying.”

Perhaps they’ll get a problem - but at the moment they’re getting huge popularity, because the story went round the blogosphere quickly.
And the code… well… t-shirts, coffeecups and flickr groups available. Just use a search engine.

The power of the masses is starting to become scary, but prohibiting the publishing of numbers does too.

via Spreeblick

posted in: copyright, web | comments: none

trusted computing
Tuesday, 21. November 2006

Trusted Computing is a very lovely made animation film, which deals with this actual topic in a very elegant way. Its content is also about TCPA and Creative Commons.
The visual concept is very nice, and communicates the subject and the author’s opinion in an attractive way:

posted in: animation, copyright, video | comments: 1 comment