Deflecting Morons' Clueless Assaults


Princeton student John Halderman noticed that Suncomm's foolproof new CD copy protection scheme could be circumvented by… holding down the shift key on your computer. When he published this rather elementary observation, Suncomm did not issue an embarassed apology for trying to sell record companies on such a manifestly brain-dead, useless technology. No, they threatened to sue Halderman under the DMCA. The potential for a massive PR backlash dissuaded them.