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Re: [dvd-discuss] A TPM without use limitations -- thoughts?
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] A TPM without use limitations -- thoughts?
- From: daw(at)mozart.cs.berkeley.edu (David Wagner)
- Date: 31 Oct 2002 03:49:39 GMT
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John Zulauf wrote:
>(I) (Infringers take note!) If fingerprinting doesn't interfere with
>normal, fair uses (back-up, personal copies, space-shifting, etc) then
>anybody stripping the fingerprint is doing so *only* to attempt to
>infringe and trade the work publicly -- and have clearly shown intent to
>infringe. This works toward building "reasonable cause" for search and
>seizure, and for overcoming "presumption of innocence" in the eventual
That's useless if you can't figure out who did the ripping & stripping:
if you don't know who they are, you can't sue or prosecute them.
If fingerprints are easily strippable, then I don't see how they are
going to be a competitive alternative to DRM.