Is it possible to destroy the music industry without eliminating the prospect of income for musicians and songwriters? I hope so, because I firmly believe that if we don’t destroy the music industry, it will continue to subvert our constitutional freedomes one by one. The latest example is the SDMI’s threat of legal action against the team that cracked its content protection schemes as part of a contest they held last year. Some of the academics who participated in the contest want to publish a paper on the techniques they used, and the RIAA is attempting to stop them, citing a click-through agreement and the DMCA. Bastards.