[linux-elitists] [farber@cis.upenn.edu: IP: from Intel RE: IBM&Intel push copy protection into ordinary disk drives]

Seth David Schoen schoen@loyalty.org
Tue Dec 26 04:07:50 PST 2000

Don Marti refrains from
open letters; Intel says
Andrew is wrong!

----- Forwarded message from Dave Farber <farber@cis.upenn.edu> -----

Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 06:35:10 -0500
To: ip-sub-1@majordomo.pobox.com
From: Dave Farber <farber@cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: IP: from Intel RE: IBM&Intel push copy protection into ordinary
  disk drives

>From: "Gelsinger, Patrick P" <patrick.p.gelsinger@intel.com>
>To: farber@cis.upenn.edu
>Dave -
>As a regular reader of your IP reader, I would apprecaite you diseminating a
>correction to your mailing on Dec 22.
>Content protection technology misinformation generates negative web-press
>An article on The Register website "Stealth plan puts copy protection into
>every hard drive" contains false information that the 4C's (Intel, IBM, MEI,
>Toshiba) Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) is to be applied to
>all PC hard drives.  It is misinterpreting a specification for use of CPRM
>with the Compact Flash media format (which supports either semiconductor
>flash memory or IBM microdrives) probably because Compact Flash uses the
>same command protocol interface as standard PC harddrives.  The technology
>is neither intended nor licensed for use with PC harddrives and is optional
>even for the supported media types (flash memory and microdrives). John
>Gilmore, a noted privacy and consumer advocate, has picked up the article
>and further propagated the erroneous information and mentioned Intel
>"IBM&Intel push copy protection into ordinary disk drives".  I have alerted
>public relations at Intel and are disseminating accurate information within
>Intel and among our industry contacts.
>         Pat.

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