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ok, screw yesterday's report that the vatican now claims it has
scientific evidence that condoms don't help block transmissions of
STD's.  that's just plain wacky (and sad).  now THIS is news:


Software company to sue student over using shift key

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=12034



here's the gist of the story:

a princeton comp sci grad student found that pressing the shift key,
while loading a CD, can defeat a copy protection method sold by a
company called sunncomm (whose motto is "lightyears beyond encryption").

the company considers this a violation of the DMCA and is now suing the
student.

this has all the trappings of a /. news article: a student is the hero,
the DMCA is involved, stupid corporate tricks, everything.

i know some people are on the quest to submit /. news stories.  this
one is a real winner!  as of 9:40 EST, it hasn't been posted yet.

pete



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