[linux-elitists] defanging TCPA?
Seth David Schoen
Thu Feb 6 14:41:20 PST 2003
Don Marti writes:
> The installer for a peer-to-peer application would be a better
> place than a virus. You could have the user read some anti-DRM
> information while the program installs.
> It would be helpful for someone with more knowledge than me of the
> TCPA spec to look at the random kernel tweaking idea and see if it
> would actually be effective against using TCPA for DRM.
We need a lot more information in order to decide what "effective" means
here. The story is very, very complicated.
For one thing, there's a difference between
* recruiting people to actively join what is effectively a DRM boycott,
* asking people "Are you willing to join a DRM boycott? [Yn] ",
* effectively tricking people into joining a DRM boycott in a way that
they won't notice.
Is any of these close conceptually to what you were thinking of, or were
you thinking of something else entirely?
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