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The Register: SDMI was cracked, and is doomed: count on it

Oct 19, 2000, 07:53 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

[ Thanks to Paul Eggert for this link. ]

"Has SDMI been cracked? Last week Salon claimed that the 'Hack SDMI' challenge had resulted in an embarrassingly complete whitewash for the digital music protection system. This was followed up swiftly by a denunciation of the Salon story by SDMI executive director Leonardo Chiariglione, speaking exclusively and expletively to Inside."

"So a stand-off on the hack-off? Perhaps - but there are pointers in both the Salon story and the Inside riposte that suggest that SDMI probably has egg on its face."

"The Salon story as a whole however provides one of the two main indicators that SDMI's efforts may all be toast - it has too much detail in it for it to be plausible that someone, somewhere had just made the claims up."

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