CDRInfo Forum CDRInfo Forum

Forums  Register  Login  My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums 

Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ  Ticket List  Log Out

Media Max vulnerability publicly anounced   Logged in as: Guest
Viewers: 446 You can click here to see Today's Posts | Most Active Topics | Posts Since Last Visit
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [Optical Storage Software] >> Audio >> Media Max vulnerability publicly anounced Page: [1]
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Media Max vulnerability publicly anounced - 10/10/2003 8:06:30 PM   
Josh Baker


Posts: 31
Joined: 4/20/2001
Status: offline SunComm sues this kid because their prtection sucks.
Post #: 1
RE: Media Max vulnerability publicly anounced - 10/11/2003 12:58:07 AM   


Posts: 805
Joined: 1/2/2002
From: United Kingdom
Status: offline

And then a rare case of seeing sense!

Though where this leaves the protection if that door cannot be closed, is anyone's guess.

In the end, any security is only a deterrent ... locks can be picked, fences can be climbed, and some CD-Protections can be broken by a press of a key, or the application of some permanent marker in the right place.

(in reply to Josh Baker)
Post #: 2
RE: Media Max vulnerability publicly anounced - 10/11/2003 2:01:01 AM   

Posts: 5448
Joined: 4/11/2002
From: Retired Moderator
Status: offline

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.

SunnComm plans to make that announcement this morning.

"I just thought about it and decided it was more important not to be one of those people. The harm's been done . . . if I can't accomplish anything [with a lawsuit] I don't want to leave a wake," he said.

In the increasingly bitter wars between those advocating stronger anti-piracy protections and those who favor less stringent copyright enforcement, the decision against legal action represents one of a precious few instances of companies looking past their bottom line.

"I think it's a sensible decision given the situation, given that what [Halderman] was doing was perfectly legitimate," said computer science professor Edward Felten. "[Jacobs is] to be commended for not wanting to interfere with research."

Felten and some of his colleagues had been in a similar situation in 2001 when the Recording Industry Association of America the same group that sued Dan Peng '05 last semester for running a campus file-sharing website strongly urged the research group not to publish their work on another copy-protection technology.

The RIAA said publishing the work would violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

SunnComm's press release threatened to use the same law against Halderman.

SunnComm had also initiatially decided to sue Halderman because the company thought he had unfairly critiqued their product after misunderstanding their intent in designing it. Throughout its development, the company's software, MediaMax, was designed to be a step toward curbing casual copying rather than a silver bullet, Jacobs said.

It isn't a silver bullet it is not even a cap gun, that is the point that Halderman was alerting the industry to. You can read the rest of the article here. It is most informative. I wonder if the real reason that the suit is dropped is because Halderman was right and Jacobs is wrong. He may be pushing the DMCA a bit too far as our readrs have suggested. Freedom of speech you know.


LG GSA H22L Firm 1.02
Samsung SH-203N Firm SB01
LiteOn SOHD-16P9S Firm FS0D

(in reply to Josh Baker)
Post #: 3
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [Optical Storage Software] >> Audio >> Media Max vulnerability publicly anounced Page: [1]
Jump to:

New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts

Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI