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More on digital rights 
21st-Feb-2006 03:44 pm
southpark
You have seen my previous posts on Digital Rights Management and TPM. Well, you may have been thinking "This wanker is on crack."

No. I am not. TPM is a baaaad thing for your rights.

Once a business goes down the DRM route for securing its corporate data store, there's no getting out. It will be impossible to effectively extract intellectual property that's locked into a Microsoft proprietary format with Microsoft-specific DRM technology. On top of the internal lockdown, organizations will be stuck administering an extended PKI architecture to communicate with business partners. Just look at Wal-Mart's demands for RFID to see what a market leader can do. And don't think it won't happen to you: How many businesses do you know that made the original switch to Office just to make business communications easier?

This is how Microsoft is dealing with the Linux threat. They are doing an end run by locking you into a proprietary format. You can not get out of it without near economic devestation caused by having to have extended down time and expensive tools to convert to another format. They cannot compete with quality software, so Microsoft will hold you prisoner.

The full article is below and I highly reccomend you read it.
Microsoft's DRM Conspiracy

...and...

Relying on DRM means trusting all the vendors involved (in this case, Microsoft, Adobe, Lenovo and its component suppliers) more than you trust the users of the system. You need to trust the vendors both morally and practically: Can Microsoft be trusted not to abuse its power? And can Microsoft be trusted to develop a system that isn’t full of security holes?

Yes, Trusted Computing is used for DRM
Comments 
21st-Feb-2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
I thought the battle against DRM was a left wing issue.
21st-Feb-2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
microsoft is one of the founding business models behind planned obselesence on a PC.I'd still be using windows 98 if I could. I had that thing whacked, cracked, and hacked into what i wanted. Ah well.
Vista scares the shit out of me. All my pirating days will be numbered in some form or fashion with the built in drm systems and then there's the motherboard encrypt chip.
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