Re: [rumori] hidden nonsense - chilling effect

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Tue May 14 2002 - 13:29:18 PDT

interesting side note:

The guy "chaosmachine" that discovered the aphex twin
"windowlicker" images, has a page about software he wrote
called "audioplotter" (which analyzes note frequencies and makes
images) and how he used it to discover an image in a track on
Aphex Twin's "Drukqs":

Now, see down at the bottom of the page - he's paranoid about
releasing the code to this software, because of what happened to
Dmitri Skylarov vs. Adobe. Logically I don't see what he's
worried about at all, his software analzyes sound, it doesn't
decrypt or crack anything that's copy-protected, so the DMCA
couldn't possibly apply. However, this is a perfect example of
how the DMCA is having far-reaching, chilling effects on
innovation and creativity.


Steev Hise, Subversive Radical Hippy Hacker
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 technology will vastly increase the power of our channel changers,
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