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Re: [dvd-discuss] Software company to sue student over using shift key
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- From: "James S. Tyre" <jstyre(at)jstyre.com>
- Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 10:11:38 -0700
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SunnComm backed off late yesterday.
Threat of lawsuit passes for student
SunnComm backs down from lawsuit against a computer science grad
Princetonian Staff Writer
SunnComm Technologies, Inc. announced yesterday
morning it would sue first-year graduate student John Halderman over his
recent critique of the company's new CD copy-protection method, but by
the end of the day SunnComm president and CEO Peter Jacobs said he
changed his mind.
Jacobs said in an interview late last night that a
successful lawsuit would do little to reverse the damage done by the
paper Halderman published Monday about his research, and any suit would
likely hurt the research community by making computer scientists think
twice about researching copy-protection technology.
"I don't want to be the guy that creates any kind
of chilling effect on research," Jacobs said.
At 10:04 AM 10/10/2003 -0700, Michael A Rolenz wrote:
The paper is at
get it while it's hot before it's not...[available]
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This article removes any doubt that the DMCA is irreparably flawed and the IP industry has lost all touch with reality. I am left speechless at the audacity of SunnComm's claim (follow second link to its site).
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