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BBC: Digital Music's Security Flaws Exposed
- "The secrets of digital music's anti-copying devices have been finally revealed by an American professor."
BBC: Legal Challenge to US Piracy Law
- "Record makers are being sued by scientists who want to show up the holes in technology being used to protect music against piracy." By Mark Ward.
BBC: Security Through Censorship
- "The recording industry is trying to gag scientists who exposed the shortcomings of security systems used to protect online music."
Slashdot: Felten Won't Appeal DMCA Case
- "The EFF is reporting that Prof. Felten et al will not be appealing the judge's dismissal of his case challenging the DMCA." News and discussion forum. (February 06, 2002)
Slashdot: Felten vs. RIAA Hearing
- Account of the November 29 hearing in Felten vs. RIAA, and discussion forum. (November 30, 2001)
Register: US Courts Kowtow to Entertainment Industry
- News of DeCSS linking case upheld on appeal and the dismissal of Felten v. RIAA. (November 29, 2001)
Slashdot: DMCA 2, Freedom 0
- "Politech is featuring this press release from EFF stating Judge Garrett Brown of the Federal District Court in Trenton, New Jersey, threw out the EFF-Felten case challenging the DMCA after less than 25 minutes of debate." News and discussion forum. (November 28, 2001)
Slashdot: DoJ Supports Dismissal of Felten v. RIAA Case
- "The EFF is reporting that the Department of Justice has filed a motion to dismiss the pending Felten v. RIAA case because it's 'not ripe' and it fails to address serious First Amendment problems." (October 12, 2001)
Slashdot: ACM vs. RIAA
- "The ACM position is: 'ACM believes that the application of any law to limit the freedom to publish research on computer technology will impose a cost not only on ACM's members, but also on the academic community, the process of scientific discourse, and society in general.'" (August 31, 2001)
Register: Felten Spills the SDMI Beans
- "Princeton University Professor Edward Felten, who led the team of researchers which successfully cracked the SDMI challenge, delivered his group's findings at the tenth annual USENIX conference in Washington Wednesday, and was not arrested." By Thomas C. Greene. (August 16, 2001)
Register: SDMI Crack Team Launches Preemptive Suit
- "The Princeton University team which rose successfully to the SDMI challenge is asking the US District Court in New Jersey to issue a declaratory judgment absolving them of liability before releasing the results of their research into cracking several anti-piracy technologies." By Thomas C. Greene. (June 07, 2001)
PCWorld: Silenced Professor Sues SDMI, RIAA
- "Researcher: Report shows digital music security weakness, but it's no how-to manual." By Scarlet Pruitt. (June 06, 2001)
Register: SDMI Crack Team Scurries Away in Fear Again
- "Princeton University Computer Science Professor Edward Felten, who has credited himself and his team with cracking the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) Public Challenge, has once again wussed-out after threatening to do something frightfully daring like publish the results of his research." By Thomas C. Greene. (April 27, 2001)
PCWorld: RIAA Silences Security Code Crackers
- "Under pressure, academic chooses not to present paper on ways to crack SDMI music encryption." By Sam Costello. (April 26, 2001)
kuro5hin: RIAA Attempting Suppression of SDMI Paper
- News and discussion forum. (April 25, 2001)
Register: SDMI Cracks Revealed
- "The academic cracker crew led by Princeton University Computer Science Professor Edward Felten, which answered the HackSDMI public challenge of last September with 'unqualified' results, has received veiled threats of criminal prosecution under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) from the SDMI Foundation in hopes that the team will be cowed into withholding what it's learned from an upcoming computer science conference." By Thomas C. Greene. (April 23, 2001)
Register: Prof Hushes SDMI Crack on DMCA Terror
- "Princeton University computer science professor Edward Felten, who has claimed to have helped crack the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) watermark challenge, now says he's withholding the details of his accomplishment on advice of legal counsel fearing he could open himself to prosecution under the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)." (January 15, 2001)
Register: Uni Team Claims SDMI Cracked, and 'Inherently Vulnerable'
- "SDMI now looks comprehensively hacked, with the release of a report by a group of security and digital watermarking researchers claiming that they successfully beat the Hack SDMI challenge." By John Lettice. (October 24, 2000)
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