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Re: [dvd-discuss] EFF: Security Researchers Drop Scientific Censo rship Case

On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 02:30:32PM -0500, Peter D. Junger wrote:
> : > >San Francisco - Citing assurances from the government, the
> : They _believed_ them !??!? 
> It's not so much a matter of believing them as estopping them.

Can someone clarify exactly how estoppel works in this case?  Do RIAA's
informal assurances provide a solid legal defense for the next academic
who wants to publish RIAA's dirty secrets?