Volgens BetaNews looft het bedrijf SDMI 10.000 dollar uit voor degene die hun beveiliging kan kraken. Het betreft een protection voor muziekbestanden, waardoor de muziek niet meer gekopieerd kan worden. Om er zeker van te zijn dat de beveiliging perfect is, worden alle computerkenners opgeroepen om te kijken of dit inderdaad zo is. De wedstrijd zal plaatsvinden van 15 september tot 7 oktober:
The Secure Digital Music Initiative has issued a public challenge to those that are interested. What is the challenge? To attack new technology and break them in an effort to test the technology's viability and security. Everyone has read the headlines lately, and digital music has been dotting headlines around the globe for months now. Here is your chance to revolutionize the market and make a difference instead of just talking about it.
The Secure Digital Music Initiative is a multi-industry initiative working to develop a secure framework for the digital distribution of music. SDMI protected content will be embedded with an inaudible, robust watermark or use other technology that is designed to prevent the unauthorized copying, sharing, and use of digital music.
We are now in the process of testing the technologies that will allow these protections. The proposed technologies must pass several stringent tests: they must be inaudible, robust, and run efficiently on various platforms, including PCs. They should also be tested by you. By successfully breaking the SDMI protected content, you will play a role in determining what technology SDMI will adopt. And there is something more in it for you, too. If you can remove the watermark or defeat the other technology on our proposed copyright protection system, you may earn up to $10,000.