A "Speed Bump" vs. Music Copying

Master cryptographer -- and code cracker -- Edward Felten says technology isn't the answer to digital copyright violations

Edward W. Felten doesn't look like the type to court controversy -- or to be at the center of it. But the soft-spoken Princeton University computer-science professor unwittingly became a key figure in the discussion about the future of the digital-music industry. In 1999, the Secure Digital Music Initiative, a music-industry consortium, held a contest to see if computer hackers could successfully break four digital-music copy-protection schemes, called watermarks.

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