Re: Hardware CP still seeking home.

From: Strata Rose Chalup (
Date: Wed Apr 04 2001 - 20:42:10 PDT

Entertainingly enough, the EFF joined the disk drive committee so
that they can cast votes against such things. Anyone can join if
they have the money. :-)


Tom WSMF wrote:
> >From Tom's Hardware
> Hardware copy protection voted down The proposal to put copyright
> protection into ATA hard drive specifications has been voted down by the
> T.13 committee. Though the vote was 8 to 7 in favor of including Curtis
> Stevens' "Proposal to Support Generic Functionality" in the spec, a
> two-thirds supermajority of eligible organizations was required, so the
> measure failed. The move to build copyright protection into hardware was
> led by the 4C Entity made up of IBM, Intel, Matsushita Electric and
> Toshiba. Observers expect that copyright protection will not be defeated
> by this vote, but will be shifted to other parts of the technology
> equation.

Strata Rose Chalup [KF6NBZ]                      strata "@"
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