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Software company to sue student over using shift key

Someone's slipped mescalin into our coffee, surely
Fri Oct 10 2003, 12:50
A STORY on forbes that we read with some disbelief makes us think that maybe someone has slipped mescalin into our morning coffee.

A student that pointed out copy protection software could be blocked if people used the SHIFT key when they inserted a CD, will be sued by SunnComm, company motto "Light years beyond encryption".

After piling your way through lots of light and noise, further reinforcing the mescalin poisoning theory, you can find the statement here.

The firm made a "statement" claiming that Alex Halderman "came to false conclusions" about the robustness of the firm's Media Max software.

It claims it has lost over $10 million in market value after the student published his report.

SunnComm is alleging that Halderman has breached criminal provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by revealing that a particular driver could be disabled.

But Halderman says he's unfazed by the legal threat, and doesn't think pressing the SHIFT key violates the act.

According to forbes, in an article you can find here, Haldeman's tutor at Princeton once sued the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). µ


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