Illegal prime – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Illegal prime – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An illegal prime is a prime number which contains information forbidden by law to possess or distribute.

The first illegal prime to be announced, when interpreted a particular way, describes a computer program which bypasses copyright protection schemes on some DVDs. Because that program has been found illegal by courts in the United States of America, this has produced debate about whether the number itself could be considered illegal.

Hmmm, only in America. The DMCA really stinks, can’t believe they would actually try to make certain numbers illegal.

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