On Oct. 6th a Princeton Grad Student, Alex Halderman, posted a report on his website that explained how to disable the copywrite security on CDs using SunnComms software.
Mr. Hamilton didn’t crack any code, or explain how to crack any code. He merely pointed out that you can disable the drivers by holding down the shift key. (For windows machines - The software didn’t work for Mac or Linux)
SunnComm didn’t like that their software was so easy to bypass and all the money they’d invested was going down the drain.
This may be more of a GQ, but I doubt the answer is cut and dry so I thought I’d put it here.
I couldn’t find anywhere in the DMCA (I admit to browsing quickly) where it would prohibit something like this. He didn’t publish the code, or crack it. Hell, he probably didn’t even need to look at it. Does SunnComm really have a case here? It seems to me they’re trying to find someone to blame for their lousy security program.