IP LAW: Information Wants To Be, Uhmmm...Delayed in Court

From: John Marlow (johnmarlow@gmx.net)
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 11:16:48 MDT

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 and an employee of Xerox Palo Alto
Research Center -- had initially planned to present its findings
Thursday at a Pittsburgh conference on information security but was
then threatened with legal action by the forum, the Secure Digital
Music Initiative (SDMI), a forum representing music and technology
SDMI claims that disclosure of the findings could undermine the
industry's efforts to prevent unlicensed copying of music.


http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/internet/04/25/music.hackers.reut/index.h tml John Marlow

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