Palladium: Dead DRM Warmed Over

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Steven Levy in Newsweek/MNSNBC: The Big Secret, about a Microsoft plan, called Palladium, to rearchitect the PC to ensure total creation-to-grave information control (aka "security").

It'll never work, at least not as a way to prevent the intentional copying of mass-market media. It will fool many people for a few more years into believing that DRM -- if only backed by Microsoft -- could work. (As such, it will draw a number of companies and individuals in as willing accomplices to the further expansion of Microsoft's market power, in the name of "data security.")

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