[Politech] SunnComm won't sue Princeton student over "shift key" paper [ip][fs]

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Fri Oct 10 2003 - 11:25:01 PDT

  • Next message: Declan McCullagh: "[Politech] Ira Rothken on Sunncomm earlier settlement (and CSPAN on Sat) [ip]"

    SunnComm won't sue grad student
    By Declan McCullagh
    October 10, 2003, 9:07 AM PDT
    In an abrupt reversal, SunnComm Technologies said Friday that it would not 
    sue a Princeton University graduate student who had published a paper that 
    describes how to bypass CD copy protection technology simply by pressing 
    the Shift key.
    SunnComm had angrily assailed Princeton doctoral student John "Alex" 
    Halderman just a day before, claiming that his academic paper was "at best, 
    duplicitous and, at worst, a felony." The company had pledged to file a 
    civil suit against Halderman under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 
    (DMCA) and lobby federal prosecutors to indict him on criminal charges.
    Politech mailing list
    Archived at http://www.politechbot.com/
    Moderated by Declan McCullagh (http://www.mccullagh.org/)

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Fri Oct 10 2003 - 11:39:08 PDT