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DMCA threats gag security researchers

DMCA threats gag security researchers

By John Leyden

Posted: 15/04/2003 at 11:12 GMT

Threats of DMCA-inspired lawsuits have been used to gag a pair of security researchers due to give a talk on the shortcomings of smartcard technology at the conference last weekend.

Blackboard Inc. found out security researchers Billy Hoffman (AKA Acidus) and Virgil Griffith (Virgil) were about to present a paper on security flaws involving its popular university ID card system, and called in its lawyers.