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Edward Felten

The music industry has proposed a range of "security technologies" designed to prevent the unauthorized copying of recorded music.

Recently a group of researchers, including the speaker Prof. Edward Felten, was forced to withdraw from publication a paper analyzing several of these technologies, due to threats of litigation by the music industry.

This talk will discuss what happened:

e.biz 25

The e.biz 25: The Most Influential People in Electronic Business, Business Week, May 13, 2001

His first book, Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, challenged what he sees as growing threats to free expression online. His upcoming The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World argues that old industries are using Old Economy laws to stifle innovation.

Max Vision

Max Vision: FBI pawn?, Security Focus, May 8, 2001

Jennifer Granick defends 'the Equalizer': a security expert and confessed hacker who infiltrated the electronic underground to help the Bureau.

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