The DVD industry has decided to sue 72 hackers and Web sites that published information or linked to published information about hacking the DVD encryption scheme. I already linked to it from this page, I invite the DVD guys to sue me (not that I can afford to defend myself). The sad thing is that this pathetic bullying won’t do anything to uncrack their miserably ineffective encryption scheme anyway. Even worse, if they’d shared the technical details of how DVD works with the open source community, their encryption probably wouldn’t have been hacked. Companies falling back on the legal system to protect themselves from their own technical inadequacy isn’t new, but it is mighty annoying.