RE: Xbox (Was -Online Games Consoles and Security Implications)

From: Damien (
Date: 06/05/02

From: "Damien" <>
To: "'Robert Freeman'" <>, <>
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 09:58:57 -0500

The sheer amount of physical disassembly that it appears he had to do
will probably prevent much from being done with it by casual users. He
also said that he had several conversations with Microsoft & MIT to
clear publishing his research, and that while they [Microsoft] weren't
totally happy with what he had done, they also weren't going to do
anything. There's a copy of the message stating that somewhere in the
depths of the responses on /. under the article.


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Freeman []
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 8:34 PM
Subject: RE: Xbox (Was -Online Games Consoles and Security Implications)

Sure the XBox is protected by the DMCA. However, there are six
exemptions to the DMCA, which include encryption research and security
testing. Security testing (section 1201j) requires permission whereas
encryption research (section 1201g) apparently does not. The paper stays
strictly related to encryption research, so I tend to think the author
has fulfilled legal obligations. On a related note, the work is beyond
the understanding of the general public, so I'd doubt MS will lift a
finger. Now if somebody did something based on the paper...


----- Original Message Deus
Attonbitus: "Deus, HammerofGod" <>

> XBox the XBox OS protected by DRM new DRM patent? Meaning that any
> security vulnerabilities could be used to enable copyright
> the publication of which would be illegal DMCA the DMCA?
> It will be interesting to how MS responds to this.
> AD

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