Secure Digital Music Initiative Challenge Results presented at SummerCon 2001

by Julien Stern,

Summary : The SDMI challenge was a call issued by the Secure Digital Music
Initiative consortium to test algorithms designed to prevent online
music piracy. It has been in the news recently after one of the two
groups to crack it kept their findings under wraps. The researchers
from Princeton University claimed publication would violate the US
DMCA and demurred to SDMI's request. He and co-author Julien Boeuf
were also successful in compromising the SMDI watermarking scheme.
Stern will explain the problem of digital piracy, talk about several
ways to deal with it, explain the SDMI position, present the results
of his research, and present a general overview of the issue at hand.