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Tom Lee brings the intellectual honesty, and he’s right — it’s silly to say the numbers are “just numbers,” (hexadecimal numbers, in this case) anything can be represented as numbers. This number is part of an encryption scheme. The problem with the DMCA’s “anti-circumvention” provisions is just that they’re bad policy, not that you “can’t own numbers” or whatever. But they are bad policy.