[CrackMonkey] Phillips makes a move!
nick at zork.net
Fri Jan 18 22:08:21 PST 2002
> Meanwhile, the second barrel of the Philips shotgun is CD burning.
> In a Reuters interview Gerry Wirtz, general manager of Philips'
> copyright office, said that the company would be building CD burners
> that can read and burn copy protected CDs. He argues that the
> protection system is not a protection system as such, but simply a
> mechanism for stopping the playback of music. This interesting claim
> allows him to contend that the protection systems are not covered by
> the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and lays the ground for the
> mother of all sue-fests with the number of large and rich companies
> who are most certainly not going to agree with him. Tin hats all
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