[rumori] SDMI Challenge

From: Steev Hise (steevATdetritus.net)
Date: Mon Apr 23 2001 - 10:24:04 PDT

Slashdot reports on the (previously reported news) of the
Princeton professors who were asked to try to hack the SDMI
copy protection tehcnologies - they suceeded in all of them,
and were going to present their findings at a conference,
but the "SDMI Foundation" told them not to. Somehow the
paper they were going to present leaked; i've already copied
it to the Detritus server (just in case):


see the slashodot story:

choice quote from the conclusion of the paper:

"Using the techniques we have presented here, we believe no
public watermark-based scheme intended to thwart copying
will succeed. Other techniques may or may not be strong
against attacks. For example, the encryption used to protect
consumer DVDs was easily defeated. Ultimately, if it is
possible for a consumer to hear or see protected content,
then it will be technically possible for the consumer to
copy that content."


Steev Hise, Nervert
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