Music technology forum awards hackers in contest
Source: CNN - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Hacks/Cracks A music and technology forum that ran a $10,000 contest back in September challenging people to hack into copyright protection technologies said on Tuesday it was paying prize money to two hackers. The Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) said it was . . . A music and technology forum that ran a $10,000 contest back in September challenging people to hack into copyright protection technologies said on Tuesday it was paying prize money to two hackers. The Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) said it was contacting two successful challengers, who will receive $5,000 each, for participation in the HackSDMI public invitation.

The two challengers emerged from a field of 447 submissions as the only ones able to remove the protection systems and successfully disable one of five technologies currently under consideration for SDMI screening technology, the group said.

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