Secure Digital Music org issues challenge

Cyberbiz Brief

The Secure Digital Music Initiative is offering $10,000 to any computer hacker who can break the encryption that the organization has developed to protect online entertainment. Leornardo Chiariglione, executive director of SDMI, said anyone is welcome to try to hack from Friday to Oct. 7. To win the cash, hackers must remove the digital watermark and defeat the other copyright technologies on the system. SDMI is an alliance of the major music labels and dot-coms working to develop a universal protection standard for digital content.

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