[linux-elitists] More news from the world of business

Thomas Hallaran thallara@watson.wustl.edu
Wed Nov 7 15:06:01 PST 2001

 "thereby substantially extending the CD user experience."
Cause what Dstage.com and SunnComm really want is to make life
better for me and you. Makes me all gooey inside.
On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Don Marti wrote:

> Damn, I wish I had put that Charley Pride CD back in the right box so
> that I could actually test the World's Smallest Circumvention Device:
> //
> And I wish I had known that someone would pay four million clams for
> the Technology of Keeping Something from Being Copied By Labeling
> It as Something Else.  Wait, I know -- you can prevent records from
> being copied by labeling them as "Fresh Country Ham."  Where's my
> money?  I mean it, where's my money?
> Excerpt from one of the press releases these people keep sending me.
>       PHOENIX, Arizona November 5, 2001 SunnComm, Inc.  (OTC: SUNX),
>       a leader in digital content security for optical media,
>       today announced that it has licensed its Proprietary Copy
>       Management Technology to Dstage.com, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:
>       DSTG) for a one-time fee of $4,000,000.
>       Designed to inhibit digital intellectual property from
>       unauthorized duplication, this special licensing will enable
>       Dstage to integrate the SunnComm technology exclusively for
>       media player applications. This will insure that compilation
>       discs and copies made and managed using the Dstage media player
>       currently under development cannot, themselves, be duplicated.
>       "Our digital content security for optical media will enable
>       Dstage to integrate its media player applications with our
>       technology, thereby substantially extending the CD user
>       experience," SunnComm's President, Peter H. Jacobs stated.
> (SunnComm stock pumping snipped.)
> I'm off to Oakland for the Atlanta show.  See some of you there.

Tom Hallaran
Washington University Genome Sequencing Center

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