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ComputerWorld Australia: Hackers with heart

Mar 21, 2000, 17:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Byron Kaye)

"Loopholes in Federal laws mean hacker advocate group 2600 Australia will be able to broadcast DVD decryption codes and other sensitive information on national television within weeks."

"Grant Bayley, who heads up 2600 Australia, the international organisation's Australian operation, said it was currently devising a 15-second broadcast, which he said would contain text files, delivered at 12 frames per second, and suggestions pertaining to the "ethics" of datacasting, computer security and privacy, and access-controlling DVD encryption...."

"Bayley maintained information contained in the broadcast would "primarily encourage ethical", educational use of new technologies such as datacasting. However, he admitted some information -- pertaining to the decryption of DVD access codes -- which could not be legally broadcast in the US, would be screened."

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