"A music and technology forum that ran a $10,000 contest back in
September challenging people to hack into copyright protection
technologies said on Tuesday it was paying prize money to two
"The Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) said it was
contacting two successful challengers, who will receive $5,000
each, for participation in the HackSDMI public invitation."
"The two challengers emerged from a field of 447 submissions as
the only ones able to remove the protection systems and
successfully disable one of five technologies currently under
consideration for SDMI screening technology, the group said."
"Earlier this month SDMI said two of five copyright protection
technologies had been successfully attacked, but that only one of
the attacks was significant because it could be repeated on
additional pieces of music. The SDMI was formed to develop a
standard for secure digital music distribution."
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