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Saturday, November 1, 2003

breaking the lamp

just a few days ago, i mentioned lamp. it still is what it is – a creative legal (more than technical) hack.

as expected, the riaa put their hackers on the case too. and they found an upstream weakness in loudeye, which is apparently the source for the music content.

there’s a lot of coverage out there, but most of it seems to be a version of a story by justin pope for ap. there’s some other material from the boston globe, the los angeles times, and the washington times/upi.

now we wait to see if they can “hack back”…. for now, i’m given to understand that mit’s pulled the plug. now serving mit, 15-15.

update: ars technica has a bit too.

posted by roj at 3:49 pm