1998-02-20 - Re: Five industry giants propose encryption plan to protect Hollywood

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From: Information Security <guy@panix.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1998-02-20 22:11:38 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 06:11:38 +0800

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From: Information Security <guy@panix.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 06:11:38 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re:  Five industry giants propose encryption plan to protect Hollywood
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   >   Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 11:13:50 -0800 (PST)
   >   From: William Knowles <erehwon@dis.org>
   >   BURBANK, Calif. (February 19, 1998 09:06 a.m. EST
   >   http://www.nando.net) -- Five computer and electronics industry giants
   >   have agreed on a strategy to prevent people from illegally copying
   >   digital movies and music, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
   >   According to the proposal, high-definition TV sets, personal
   >   computers, digital video disc players, digital video cassette
   >   recorders and set-top boxes would be equipped with technology that
   >   requires a code before a copyrighted piece of work can be transferred
   >   from one device to another.
   >   It would ensure that someone who watches or listens to digital movies
   >   or music over satellite services, cable networks and the Internet
   >   won't be able to make copies without permission.
   >   The encryption technique scrambles the copyrighted material in one
   >   device so it cannot be unscrambled by another device without the
   >   correct software key.

It's unscrambled when it is listened to...what are they thinking?

   Escpecially regarding computers, this won't work.