[Reader-list] Palladium/TCPA Consequences

Are Flagan areflagan at artpanorama.com
Sat Dec 21 00:19:26 IST 2002

On 12/20/02 8:51, "Supreet Sethi" <supreet at sdf.lonestar.org> wrote:

> One thing I know about TCPA is that it is flawed. In fact full of them.
> Will post the authentication and encryption mechenism of TCPA and
> plaladium.

This was the refrain at H2K2 this summer, too. But those unfamiliar with
keyboard sniffers and various other tricks will be running Palladium and
very little else. The impact on computing as a whole will be immense. Some
voiced the hope that people at large will get so pissed off at watching TV
with someone else handling the remote control (try it and see how annoyed
you can get), which Palladium by some simplistic measure adds up to, that
the population at large will turn to hacking and cracking to reclaim their
machine. As for the actual computer science of Palladium, it was, as Supreet
points out, described as retarded. However, looks like the DMCA kept people
complaining about it long enough for the Palladium set up to work out the
"problems" it addressed.


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