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From: Paul Burke
Subject: Re: TCPA (Trusted Computing Platform Alliance) and future PC use for
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 09:10:37 +0000
Organization: Scazon Systems
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The little lost angel wrote:
> Who said anything about the user gaining anything from it?
> The whole point is for Intel/Microsoft/RIAA/any-industry-group to
> control your life.
> With TCPA, if you're running off a Microsoft platform,
> basically Microsoft gets to say what YOU can run and what You cannot
> run (including software you wrote yourself). Plus they get access to
> all the information you have and can automatically download programs
> into your system (it's already in their EULA in the name of "security"
> and "updates")
> If the TCPA gets off the ground, we either hope that everybody
> heads off to another platform entirely, or enjoy William Big Brother
The next step will probably be an attempt to make other platforms and
alternative software illegal. The pretext will probably be protection of
IP. I understand that Microsoft have already been making noises about
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