fyi: Content Protection for Recordable Media -- Jeffrey B. Lotspiech

Ian BROWN I.Brown at
Wed Apr 4 05:06:05 EDT 2001

Jeffrey B. Lotspiech trailed his seminar as:
>Recently, articles have appeared in the press that CPRM will be
>standardized on all PC hard drives. This has fueled Orwellian
>mages of a Big Brother chip on your PC that will decide whether
>your files are worthy of being copied. This is complete nonsense.
>CPRM would never be standardized, nor have we ever proposed such
>a thing. CPRM strength is portability and interchangeability and
>it is mismatch for fixed hard drive. It is completely passive,
>requires no hardware, and can only be exploited by newly-designed
>applications. It cannot possibly affect existing files or
>applications. How these myths came about, and persist, was an
>object lesson for a media-naive researcher.

The *real* object lesson is probably yet to come: how little the content 
industries let technical reality affect their plans of Content Control 

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