Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Copyright infringement

First of all a disclaimer: This post contains information that may be used to obtain illegal copies of music, videos, books etc. All of this information is presented here for informational purposes only. By reading it you agree that I am in no way responsible for any damage resulting from using any methods described in this post.

Now lets get to the main idea.
In this post I am going to discuss a method that can be used to obtain any piece of copyright work, that can be uploaded to the internet, for free.
It is a very simple method, although it may require a lot of time. It all starts with numbers, real numbers. As you probably know the numbers can be divided in two groups - rational and irrational numbers. Surprisingly irrational numbers can be used to get staff for free..

The difference between rational and irrational numbers, simply put, is that irrational numbers have infinite decimal expansion - and it doesn't repeat itself as the decimal expansion of 1/3 for example. An example for such a numbers is . It decimal expansion is approximately 3.14159.... Now what will happen if we will write it down in binary? We will get an infinite string of numbers 1 and 0.

After reading this you probably already understand what I mean, but lets see an example. As I said you can use this to get free copies of music. Suppose what you want is to get the latest song of your favorite artist. This song can be stored as a mp3 file. In this form it is also s string of 1's and 0's. Just like . But there is a very important difference - it is finite. It is very long but it is still finite. Therefore it is contained in . From some point the 1's and 0's in string will be exactly the some as the 1's and 0's of the mp3 file. All you need to do is to find this point. After finding this point you can make a new mp3 from this part of the string. Moreover since you didn't copy the first mp3 but created it yourself it belongs to you and not to the artist.

It may seem impossible and a joke. But in fact it is not. While today this is no more then a fun thought, all we need is more powerful computers to achieve this. And then all we will need to do is to break in chunks and see what they turn to be if converted by appropriate program.
Finding a specific song in this way is of course impossible.

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