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Vista 'security' (or what MS has decided you can't do)


gi7omy

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Interesting article I just came across - it definitely opened my eyes to the way things are going.

 

I knew about 'trusted computing' and the 'Fritz chip' a long time back - just assumed it was dead in the water, however:

 

"..What if you could rig it so that competing with your flagship product was against the law? Under 1998's Digital Millennium Copyright Act, breaking an anti-copying system is illegal, even if you're breaking it for a legal reason. For example, it's against the law to compete head-on with the iPod by making a device that plays Apple's proprietary music, or by making an iPod add-on that plays your own proprietary music. Nice deal for Apple.

 

Microsoft gets the same deal, courtesy of something called "Information Rights Management," a use-restriction system for Office files, such as Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel spreadsheets. ..."

 

Full article on

 

http://www.informationweek.com/news/showAr...&queryText=

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