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EFF & Princeton Scientists Sue Record Companies Over Squelched Research

By wiredog in MLP
Wed Jun 06, 2001 at 12:13:52 PM EST
Tags: Freedom (all tags)

From the Electronic Frontier Foundation comes Felten v RIAA. Professor Felten et al are asking for declaratory judgement that discussing their SDMI hack results at the 10th Usenix Security Symposium is not illegal. There was an earlier story about the RIAA's attempt to suppress the research.


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EFF & Princeton Scientists Sue Record Companies Over Squelched Research | 9 comments (4 topical, 5 editorial, 0 hidden)
jumpin' jesus on a f*ckin' pogo stick! (3.16 / 6) (#2)
by chopper on Wed Jun 06, 2001 at 11:24:56 AM EST

my brother scott is suing the RIAA!!

wow, i never thought cracking SDMI would get him this deep in legal sh1t.

strange enough that i hadn't heard about this until now, but scott just moved to san francisco for the summer, so i haven't heard from him at all for a few weeks.

this is going to turn out REAL weird. as soon as i get any good information, i will pass it along.

+1 FP

give a man a fish,he'll eat for a day

give a man religion and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish

Scott Craver? (none / 0) (#7)
by rusty on Wed Jun 06, 2001 at 04:59:06 PM EST

You're related to one of the plaintiffs? If you get any interesting news, keep us informed. :-)

Not the real rusty
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Hillary Rosen should read Zodiac (none / 0) (#8)
by jayfoo2 on Wed Jun 06, 2001 at 05:47:20 PM EST

The RIAA could really use some lessons in avoiding mediapathic activites. Going after a target that can fight back isn't a good idea for them.

For all you lawyer types (or those who stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night) riddle me this if you would. What happens if the RIAA et al. simply says 'Ok you win'.

The EFF is asking for several specific forms of relief, some that would seem to invalidate as unconstitutional big swaths of the DMCA. This of course would warm my little hacker heart like when my Ma would make Cambells Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches on a cold winters day. This, I'll assume is somethat the Ms. Rosen would like to avoid.

Is the RIAA able to surrender this case without surrendering the underlying schtuff or can the EFF force this to go to a jury or judge.

(sourceCode == freeSpeech) (none / 0) (#9)
by Pedro Picasso on Thu Jun 07, 2001 at 08:54:50 AM EST

HA! I've decided to donate all the profits from my t-shirt sales to the EFF. Now I can spam K5 all I want.

Please buy my T-Shirts. They are white on black all cotton. On the front is emblazoned the word true and across the rear, the slogan (sourceCode == freeSpeech). 100% of the (rather meager) profits of all shirt sales (both online and out of my trunk) are going to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

I started selling these shirts just because I wanted one myself. When I heard that the EFF was taking on the Felten case, I decided that making a profit while the actual effort is badly in need of funding was immoral. I'm sure you all agree.

So buy my shirts, or better yet, skip the whole shipping charge/material goods thing and just donate directly to the EFF. Do it now. It won't save a child's life, but it will protect your right to write a piece of code on a napkin and hand it to a friend, no matter what that code is. And really, isn't that what God intended?
-the Pedro Picasso

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