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Be afraid…be very afraid: Testing Microsoft and the DMCA
Quote: “The real critical issue is if it turns out that Microsoft can put a ban on people running their own code on a piece of hardware. That’d enable people to develop monopolies over hardware by simply securing the hardware to something cryptographic in the software base. Microsoft could start offering incentives to hardware makers to install a Palladium chip that only runs Windows on it, and people who remove it are guilty under the law. Eventually, you just lock up the whole world.”
Comment: Disturbing story about the control being exerted via DMCA…(Terry Frazier states: “The DMCA may well be the most economically damaging piece of legislation of the last century, and only now are we beginning to see the unintended consequences of letting media conglomerates write laws for their own benefit.”