Here is an Inside.com article about how one computer expert is afraid to publish the results of his work on the SDMI because publishing might put him in violation of the "anti trafficking" provisions of the DMCA.
Here is a San Jose Mercury News item about Hatch's speech.
Richard Bridge wrote:
if you want an entertainment industry, you gotta pay for it.
True. The sun rises and sets, too; the moon waxes and wanes. None of these three trivial observations advances the state of the debate on any of the issues that the conference is addressing.