The most interesting detail of this article is that the RIAA's
general counsel has told the Associated Press that warning the team
responsible for successfully cracking SDMI that publishing their
findings might be actionable under the DMCA was a mistake. Probably
a good thing for the RIAA to say, considering the article also
points out that the team is making no bones about the fact that the
DMCA could have a serious chilling effect on academic
"We simply weren't as sensitive as we should have been
about how the letter would be perceived," Sherman said.
When asked if the RIAA would sue if the paper were published, as
Felten fears, Sherman said "No."