SDMI and DMCA: Another stain on copyright law


Author: JT Smith comments on the recent flap over the music industry threatening a Princeton team into scrapping its presentation on cracking the Secure Digital Music Inititative. “Once again, the law intended to promote the distribution of content on the Internet has instead been used to restrict it.

That was the result when the recording industry used the digital copyright law to shelve a research project that involved
hacking a watermarking technology promoted by the five major record labels.”