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Princeton Researcher Debunks Copy Protection, Again

October 6, 2003

Princeton Researcher Debunks Copy Protection, Again

Princeton computer science student Alex Halderman has released a paper describing a one-click method to bypass the "copy protection" on the recently released Anthony Hamilton CD from BMG. "Halderman's paper illustrates exactly who's hurt by copy protections: the ordinary user, who can't move tracks to his iPod without going to KaZaA to get the music he has already paid for," said EFF Staff Attorney Wendy Seltzer. "These so-called speed bumps haven't kept songs off the peer-to-peer networks, they've only made it more difficult for the public to make fair use of music from authorized sources."

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