April 26, 2001

The intellectual property arms race: RIAA vs. the professor

Author: JT Smith

A column at Interactive Week attempts to address the RIAA vs. the Princeton professor in the dispute over publishing a SDMI hack. "But, while I doubt that 'code' is speech, trying to quash academic research about code to
protect property rights is of the same questionable order as piracy. It's a violation of fundamental
rights, and a very dangerous precedent for private citizens to be getting into, one that reinforces
false stereotypes of power."
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