Resources for Digital Restrictions Management on DVDs

As an act of public service and civil disobedience, we are providing some resources that will help you with DVDs.
General-purpose computing hardware should not be locked down as a delivery pipe for "content".
DeCSS code
Enables the user to circumvent the encryption on DVDs person owns. If person owns the hardware and DVD, it should be per choice (and per choice only) on what and where perse wants to watch it!
HD-DVD decryption key (09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0)
The decryption key that is used on most HD-DVD movies. We are providing this key since the MPAA and AACS LA attempted to suppress sharing it along with public knowledge of it.
HDCP master key
These magic bits defeat HDCP scrambling to prevent the user from viewing high-definition video on the hardware of per choice.
Do not ask us technical questions about these; we have never used any of them.
More information about DRM and the problems it causes, please see Defective by Design.
Anton McClure /
Last modified: Thu Apr 11 12:49:57 EDT 2024