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Re: [vox] slashdottable news

On Fri 10 Oct 03,  7:13 AM, Michael Wenk <wenk@praxis.homedns.org> said:
> On Friday 10 October 2003 06:34 am, p@dirac.org wrote:
> > ok, screw yesterday's report that the vatican now claims it has
> > scientific evidence that condoms don't help block transmissions of
> > STD's.  that's just plain wacky (and sad).  now THIS is news:
> >
> >
> > Software company to sue student over using shift key
> >
> > http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=12034
> >
> >
> >
> > here's the gist of the story:
> >
> > a princeton comp sci grad student found that pressing the shift key,
> > while loading a CD, can defeat a copy protection method sold by a
> > company called sunncomm (whose motto is "lightyears beyond encryption").
> >
> > the company considers this a violation of the DMCA and is now suing the
> > student.
> >
> > this has all the trappings of a /. news article: a student is the hero,
> > the DMCA is involved, stupid corporate tricks, everything.
> >
> > i know some people are on the quest to submit /. news stories.  this
> > one is a real winner!  as of 9:40 EST, it hasn't been posted yet.
> >
> > pete
> This was posted yesterday... Sometime before 4 pm PDT... 
> Mike
awww, shucks.  you're right.   :(

i can't connect to their server.  i wonder if they melted under the /.


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