I received the following by way of Don Marti:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Amy Weiss
Thursday, April 26, 2001
Jano Cabrera 202/775-0101
STATEMENT BY MATTHEW OPPENHEIM,
SECRETARY, SDMI FOUNDATION
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS, RIAA
The Secure Digital Music Initiative Foundation (SDMI) does not -- nor did it ever -- intend to bring any legal action against Professor Felten or
his co-authors. We sent the letter because we felt an obligation to the watermark licensees who had voluntarily submitted their valuable inventions to SDMI for testing.
For the record, the Recording Industry Association of America, one of the founding members of SDMI, strongly believes in academic freedom and Freedom of Speech. This issue, however, is about the competing interests
of scientists -- those of the watermark technology companies that have invented new technologies and those of Professor Felten who seeks to
describe how to circumvent those technologies. To that end, we have encouraged Professor Felten and the technology companies to resolve this
matter. We leave it in their hands to do so.
Further questions should be directed to Verance at 858-677-6522
I'm sorry, but quoting from the, um, non-threat letter, what part of
In addition, any disclosure of information gained from participating in the Public Challenge would be outside the scope of activities permitted by the Agreement and could subject you and your research team to actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DCMA")
doesn't constitute a direct or indirect threat of legal action?
Boys and girls, can you spell "backpedal"?
Karsten M. Self
SCO -- backgrounder on Caldera/SCO vs IBM
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There is no K5 cabal.