Princeton doctoral student John A. Halderman published an article about how easy it was to defeat some of the newly implemented anti-piracy measures- in this case as simple as pressing the Shift Key. Now SunnCom is suing him for bringing that defect to light.
You can read John Halderman's original article here: http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~jhalderm/cd3/ It hardly seems like a "pirate manifesto." John said "I find that the protections may have no effect on a large fraction of deployed PCs, and that most users who would be affected can bypass the system entirely by holding the shift key every time they insert the CD." That hardly seems controversial to me.
Yet SunnCom's CEO Peter Jacob's sees the article differently. "We feel we were the victim of an unannounced agenda and that the company has been wronged," Jacobs said. "I think the agenda is: 'Digital property should belong to everyone on the Internet.' I'm not sure that works in the marketplace."
I'm not sure what "unannounced agenda" Mr. Jacob's sees in the Halderman article, which seems to me a scholarly discussion of why copy protection in general doesn't work and the flaws in this particular implementaion.
SunnCom's stock (STEH) was trading at $0.10 at the time of this article, down by 7% today.