There's no going back after CPRM, warns Schneier

    Date17 Feb 2001
    CategoryCryptography
    3453
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    CPRM copy control poses "a serious threat to civil liberties", writes cryptography expert Bruce Schneier. In an analysis of the CPRM specs that the 4C Entity has proposed for inclusion in the ATA hard drive specification in his latest Cryptogram newsletter, . . . CPRM copy control poses "a serious threat to civil liberties", writes cryptography expert Bruce Schneier. In an analysis of the CPRM specs that the 4C Entity has proposed for inclusion in the ATA hard drive specification in his latest Cryptogram newsletter, Schneier warns of their social cost. He also comprehensively debunks the spin that CPRM - as it was first thrown at the ATA committee - was only ever intended for removable media:-

    "This is a lie, of course. Already it is planned for IBM's tiny hard drive, and larger drives aren't far behind," he writes.

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