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Re: TPM support status ?

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: TPM support status ?
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:09:00 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 10:27:59PM +0200, Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:
> >> It could mean you can't read a book unless you use their designated
> >> non-free
> >> reader (with DRM restrictions, etc).
> >
> > So use a different bank and a different publisher.
> How many record labels will not jump on occasion of an efficient DRM?
> How many banks will resist the temptation to say "we're more secure
> because of TPM"

And I forgot to mention tax filings, which may also end up preventing free
software from being used to file taxes.  Likewise for many other tasks that
citizens can't avoid.

So, just move to another state and use a different IRS?

Robert Millan

  The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
  how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

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