2002 August 16 Links [9:28 am]
(entry last updated: 2002-08-16 17:14:16)
Bruce Schneier’s latest Cryptogram has a focus on Palladium; what it is, etc. The summary: lots to like, but lots to be terrified of as well.
And, darker notes from The Register.
And we close with another demonstration of the conflict between rhetoric and reality.
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- Bruce Scheier’s August 15 Cryptogram discusses Palladium and the TCPA. It has a huge list of online resources for anyone who wants to catch up. Slashdot has a discussion: Schneier Analyzes Palladium
The Register has an interview with Bill Thompson, something as a followup to the response he got from the controversial essay posted at The Register last week about how the EU should take back the Internet. In the interview, he sees TCPA/Palladium as inevitable, and that the US world-view makes us incapable of sustaining an open Internet. He seizes upon Declan’s intemperate call to coder anarchy as a demonstration of the impotence of the whole US community to address the growing problem. And he’s not a fan of Larry Lessig, either.
At least The Register covered the Forrester report on MP3s.
- Public Knowledge also elects to take on Declan.
- SFGate has an object lesson in the radically different views held of file sharers. Question for the readership: looking at the headline for this article, why the word ‘modern?’