Sure, we'll crack SDMI. *After* the record companies and any consumer-electronics companies gullible enough to do their bidding have sunk billions of dollars into hardware and business plans based on it. Hasta la vista, idiots!
The Secure Digital Music Initiative is an industry effort to kill MP3s and assert unthinkable control over when where and how you listen to music in the future. It looks like Eric S. Raymond
spoke too soon, though -- every proposed SDMI watermarking scheme has been broken
. Let's just hope this is the last we ever hear of it.