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  2. "Community Work"
  3. Grant Writing Primer
  4. Arcades Audio Project
  5. (Post) Modern Times
  6. Silent Runnings
  7. 09F9 Archive
  8. Counterfeit Workshop
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  2. To Whom it May Concern
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An 09F9 Archive


October 14, 2007

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

In May of this year, this 32-digit number, a key shared online to unlock and copy encrypted HD DVDs, came to the attention of the worldwide media when the Motion Picture Association of America forced websites to remove any pages containing the code. Hacktivists argued that an ordinary number cannot be made illegal, and began distributing the code through a variety of mediums to evade detection by the MPAA including songs, photographs, and videos.

This archive explores the intersections between digital piracy, free speech, and creative practices, and situates this event in the context of other instances of online activism (e.g. in China), which attempt to sidestep corporate and government censorship.

For more information, see: In Web Uproar, Antipiracy Code Spreads Wildly , New York Times, May 3, 2007.

09F9 songs and videos on YouTube