Security Researchers Drop Scientific Censorship Case

Electronic Frontier Foundation, Feb 06, 2002
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) drops its case defending Professor Edward Felten - a researcher forced to withdraw a paper showing how music files could be decrypted - against the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Felton and the EFF had lost a preliminary judgement in a New Jersey court. At least the EFF hasn't lost its sense of irony: "Although we would have preferred an enforceable court ruling, our research team decided to take the government and industry at their word that they will never again threaten publishers of scientific research that exposes vulnerabilities in security systems for copyrighted works."
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