Wednesday, March 4, 2009

No Free Speech for You

Well, that didn't take very long:

Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that content in your blog:

allegedly infringes upon the copyrights of others. The content in question is located in the following posts:

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We are asking that you please remove the allegedly infringing content in your blog. If you do not do this within the next 3 days (by 3/5/09), we will be forced to remove the posts in question. If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits.

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The Blogger Team
Any guesses as to why only the PDF decryption tool and not the EPUB tool? Especially what with the actual break and all being extracting the key. Given the key and the unpublished V=3 PDF key-generation algorithm, PDF decryption is a simple matter of programming to a spec.

In any case, I'll be arranging a different way of hosting these tools.