January 15, 2001

Group says it beat music security but can't reveal how

Author: JT Smith

"As part of an industry competition to test the security of a digital music copyright protection system developed by a group of entertainment and technology companies, Professor (Edward W.) Felten was part of a group that says it successfully disabled the system. But he said he was reluctant to make public the details of how it was done because the 1998 law made it a crime to manufacture or "offer to the public" a way to gain unauthorizedaccess to any copyright-protected work that has been secured by a technology like encryption." Story at New York Times(Free registration required).
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