SDMI Challenge, part deux

From: Robert Harley (Robert.Harley@inria.fr)
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 02:23:07 PDT


The RIAA is invoking DMCA and threatening legal action against some
researchers who participated in the SDMI Challenge if they publicize
their results. I'm not making this up.

http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/internet/04/25/music.hackers.reut/index.html

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Music group tries to suppress piracy study

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- A group of researchers who foiled
four different copyright protection technologies in a contest launched
last year by the music industry is now being asked by the record
companies to suppress its findings, one of the researchers said
Tuesday.

The research group -- composed of students and professors from
Princeton and Rice Universities, plus an employee of Xerox Palo Alto
Research Center -- had initially planned to present its findings
Thursday at Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI), a Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, conference on information security. But the forum,
representing music and technology companies, threatened legal action
if members divulged what they'd learned.

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Rob =:)
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