The Null Device

The SDMI incident: Did Professor Felten bend over on command from the RIAA, or has the RIAA shot itself in the foot over the SDMI paper? Salon's Janelle Brown suggests that the RIAA's silencing of a prominent academic is likely to get the DMCA thrown out or seriously emasculated; that is, of course, discounting the possibility that the RIAA's all-star legal team persuades the judge that the research in question was of the sort that should not be publicised, much like the NSA's cryptography research.

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