HP Wields DMCA Against Security Researchers
[Posted to Old Stuff on July 30, 2002 10:47 PM| Links to this post ]

As I mentioned earlier this week, Bruce Perens, Debian founder, Open Source advocate and HP evangelist, backed down from his promise to flaunt the DMCA in an upcoming public presentation. This week finds HP targetting researchers for discussing a software vulnerability in what appears to be the first attempt to expand the DMCA to security flaws. While CNET indicates that the incidents are unrelated, Bruce has already publicly stated that "I am not happy to hear this at all. And if it's true, I'll take them to task for it."

Hopefully Ben will find some success so that Bruce can hold on to his job ;)

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