How Long ‘Til The DMCA Suit?

Or can we expect Nikon to show more sense? Naaaaah!: Nikon’s photo encryption reported broken

Because Nikon scrambled a portion of the file, legal worries have kept third-party developers like Adobe Systems from supporting Nikon’s uncompressed “raw” photos in their software. Nikon sells its Nikon Capture utility for $100.

“It’s an open format now,” said programmer Dave Coffin, who posted the decryption code on his Web site this week. “I broke that encryption–I reverse-engineered it.”

His site: Raw Digital Photo Decoding in Linux — see also Image Preservation Through Open Documentation on the formation of OpenRAW