“Takedown This!”

[see also: on ModBlog or on Digg if you don't get the context]

So… how do you DMCA a tattoo off of a person? Am I allowed to tell people that it’s a “09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0 tattoo”? Is a magazine permitted to print photos of this tattoo? Can the tattoo artist or shop (Good Faith Tattoos, Boston) be sued? Can the person wearing the tattoo be sued? Can a corporation force a medical procedure (a tattoo removal)? Can they force him to always wear a shirt? Well, Rich from The New Freedom has decided to be the bait!

Edit: I’ve been told to submit this to Digg, but because (continuing in the “Digg loves censorship” meme) Digg has banned its users from linking to ModBlog because they find the content offensive, so it’s not gonna happen.


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About Shannon Larratt

Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by BMEzine.com LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by BMEzine.com LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

65 thoughts on ““Takedown This!”

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  2. fecking WONDERFUL! i officially love this guy, i hope he keeps us updated ;)

  3. #8. just scroll down till you come to the best riddle or ask dig.com.

    the story of that number goes around the world. we will see where it will lead.

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  5. Could someone clear this up for me, please?

    Is this the code to put into DVD players to make them region free so they can play any DVD from any region?

    If it’s not that, then what is it? I’ve read the modblog entries and all the other links, but I just can’t put the pieces together…

  6. Lovin the fact that this lil number *well not soo lil* is gettin around so much *lol*
    Shame the face is a partially missing…ah well

  7. @Chrissie (#13): This seemingly arbitrary number/letter combination represents a HD-DVD encryption key that got hacked recently (it’s hexadecimal), thus allowing people to bypass the DRM built into the format, enabling them to copy the content.
    The content industry is trying to prevent this code snippet from being distributed with all the legal guns that are available, mostly taking down websites.
    It`s history repeating – exactly what happened with DeCSS – the DVD copy protection – a few years ago.
    Google the code and you’ll see….

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  9. I was confused until post #18,19

    Thats kind of a big deal for him to have that shit on his chest. I wonder what will happen to him if anything, I mean obviously the AACS is going to have alot of shit to deal with over this but I just wonder what they can do about someone having the code tattooed on them

  10. It seems to me that the code is open now anyway, the tattoo does no longer add anything to that.

  11. I would imagine that if they tried to have him remove the number in court, that it could be classified as cruel and unusual punishment. Tattoo removal surgery is supposedly VERY painful

  12. wow like a fuckin day later!
    i read that entry, i went to work and 13 hours later i read mod blog again
    and here it is!
    tattooed already…sick

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  14. The Digg users weren’t all that uptight about it until Alex Jones of infowars.com and Prisonplanet.tv began bitching to their subscribers calling the issue censorship. Oddly when I posted a link in response- that proved Alex Jones is likely a conspiracy propaganda plant by the government and the catholic church:


    I thoroughly researched the info and its is indesputable- then posted a comment on both infowars and prisonplanet- within 10 minutes my post was deleted!

    Talk about the pot calling the tea kettle black!

  15. Dude, shave off the rest of the chest pelt. Otherwise the reverse chest-mohawk looks freaky.

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  19. i doubt it will do much, but just so you know shannon i sent digg a message telling them of my disgust of them being offended by the mod world and that i would from this point on boycott there site.
    it has to start somewhere
    it has to start sometime

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