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

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Tue May 01 2001 - 13:22:53 MDT

John Marlow quoted,
> 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.

There has been a large backlash against revealing security problems. Even
legitimate software testers are afraid to comment on their findings. People
are being sued to suppress truthful statements. In many cases, companies
rather suppress publicity than fix the problem. There is a big legal,
moral, and PR question about whether known bugs should be discussed or
documented publicly.

Harvey Newstrom <> <>

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