Man I Hate the DMCA

Add this to the ridiculousness permitted by the DMCA.

Security warning draws DMCA threat
By Declan McCullagh

WASHINGTON–Hewlett Packard has found a new club to use to pound researchers who unearth flaws in the company’s software: the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Invoking both the controversial 1998 DMCA and computer crime laws, HP has threatened to sue a team of researchers who publicized a vulnerability in the company’s Tru64 Unix operating system.