A talk on Intellectual Property and National Defense

Adam Shostack adam at homeport.org
Tue Feb 4 11:42:09 EST 2003


I think Peter was responding to me, not you.

And no, I'm not proposing that this be done, but I suspect that the
RIAA and MPAA will go as far as saying no off-net viewing of
controlled media.  Recall that they already supported the DIVX system
which required a phone line to work.   From their perspective, its
their content, and they're going to squeeze it as much from it as they


On Tue, Feb 04, 2003 at 11:37:20AM -0500, Dave Farber wrote:
| Sorry that is not what I said. Where did you get that from the above?
| On 2/4/03 11:28 AM, "Trei, Peter" <ptrei at rsasecurity.com> wrote:
| >> Adam Shostack[SMTP:adam at homeport.org] writes:
| >> 
| >> I believe that DRM systems will require not just an authorized boot
| >> sequence, but a secure remote attestation that that boot sequence was
| >> followed, and a secure attestation as to the versions of the software
| >> on your system.  So, while a secure system is needed for AT/DRM, its
| >> not enough. 
| >> 
| > Let me get this straight - in order to make the RIAA and MPAA richer,
| > we're going to ban off-net computer use? If you're not near a WiFi
| > hotspot you won't be able to boot your laptop?
| > 
| > Peter Trei
| > 
| > 
| > 

"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once."

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