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RE: [dvd-discuss] A TPM without use limitations -- thoughts?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Wagner [mailto:daw@mozart.cs.berkeley.edu]
> If fingerprints are easily strippable, then I don't see how they are
> going to be a competitive alternative to DRM.

Path of least resistance.

DRM prevents copying, ergo you _have_ to remove it before
you can copy.

Fingerprints don't prevent copying.  Since you don't _have_
to remove it to do what you want to do, most people won't
bother to do so.

The only thing I don't see is how they will associate
fingerprints w/ customers.  Each CD would presumably
have the same fingerprint . . . now if they were selling
downloaded music over the internet, each customer could
not only get a differently "branded" copy but records
could be kept as to which customer a particular fingerprint
belonged to.

-Richard M. Hartman

186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!