SunnComm Backs Off Lawsuit

By Deane Barker on October 10, 2003

SunnComm won’t sue grad student: Smart move. This was going to be a public relations nightmare for SunnComm.

“In an abrupt reversal, SunnComm Technologies said Friday that it would not sue a Princeton University graduate student who had published a paper that describes how to bypass CD copy protection technology simply by pressing the Shift key. […]

Without specifying a reason, SunnComm president William Whitmore told CNET on Friday that the company had abandoned its promised litigation. Whitmore said the company was preparing a statement to be released later in the day.”