|reply to TheMG |
Re: They can't stop encryption.
From what I've heard/read, the DMCA more or less says you can't crack or tamper with encryption stuff. I've read several companies using (or thinking to use) the DMCA to sue people that have cracked/tampered/or whatever to their encryption scheme. Specifically, I've heard how some group is claim they have broken HDCP and have a paper written, but are unwilling to release because of the DMCA.
My idea, is why does the DMCA have to work only for the media giants and the MAFIA, can't we (the lowly buyers/users/etc.) figure out how to make the DMCA work for us? I'd sure love to see the day that the MAFIA is handed a DMCA notice for perhaps cracking/tampering with someone's encryption algorithm. I suppose it is time to pass the pipe now...