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How to break the law

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This gif file, by Robert de Bath, contains a surprise inside. Mr. Bath says: There are two tiny facts about GIF files and ZIP files you might like to know about: GIFfiles have their length defined at the start of the file; any bytes after are ignored. ZIP files havea table at the end; anything at the start of the file is ignored. The result is that a file can be both a GIF and a ZIP, just change the extension.

Embedded in this is a copy of DCSS. Copy the image, rename it so it ends in .zip, then open it with winzip.This is only vaguely illegal in the sense that DCSS circumvents the copy protection in DVDs. This means you canwatch them. I have not the time to explain the intracicies here, but I suggest you read up on it.



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