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Is Trust Worthy Computing Trustworth?

By jmgarvin ·
I've always have been annoyed at the lack of trust worthiness in trustworthy computing. The industry seems to be making standards that will keep me from using my computer, in legal ways, to do things.

Just because I own a CDRW or a DVDR does NOT mean I'm a pirate. Just because I rip CDs to MP3 does not mean I'm a pirate. Just because I rip DVDs to MPG4 (or OGG) does NOT mean I'm a pirate.

By punishing those that try to be lawful, you force them into a corner and make them unlawful.

I think this video sums it up:

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by Jaqui In reply to Is Trust Worthy Computing ...

trusted computing?
isn't that a microshaft drm thing?

lord knows it is never showing up on my linux boxes anywhere. :)

btw, check the dvd and music cd conditions, not even an archival copy is permitted, so ripping them is illegal.

edited to add:

[ it means you violated the terms and conditions of use, even if you are only using on personal electronics toys, not giving copies away ]

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Not in Europe

by dawgit In reply to huh?

The European Powers have decreed that a person can copy for his own use up to 7 copies of just about anything.

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by jmgarvin In reply to huh?

However, even Intel seems to be in on the game. It just doesn't make sense.

As for not being able to rip my CDs...I've always wondered:
Why does Sony create a MP3 player, yet not allow me to rip my cds to MP3? Mind boggling.

What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

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I have been wondering about that

by dawgit In reply to Is Trust Worthy Computing ...

It's been something that has been on my mind for a little while now. While on one side I have to say I'm in favor of the concept of 'Trusted Computing', I'm also desturbed by some software companys useing that as an excuse to access other computer systems (like mine).

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Trusted computing

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Is Trust Worthy Computing ...

is a concept where they make sure they can trust us.

Taking our children hostage would have been hard for the PR boys to sell.

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