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All SDMI watermarks hacked

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 15 Oct 2000 4:28

Recording industry's contest for hacking their SDMI music copy-protection scheme has got some nice results -- all of the watermark protections in SDMI were hacked.
Recording industry hasn't verified the results yet, but these reports have came from various sources and should be quite reliable.

SDMI hacking contest was widely protested by open source community which was saying that recording industry just wants to use open source community as cheap "slave labor" to find out the bugs and flaws in the SDMI.

The price of the contest was $10,000.

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