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Re: bit-split, or: the schizophrenia of trusted computing

From: Pierre THIERRY
Subject: Re: bit-split, or: the schizophrenia of trusted computing
Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 06:35:22 +0200
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Scribit Marcus Brinkmann dies 01/05/2006 hora 05:22:
> But the landlord, at least in Germany, can not kick you out from one
> second to the next.  Also, if there is a dispute, the final decision
> is (if no other resolution takes place), done by a judge, and in the
> trial the information how the property was used may be subpoenaed, for
> example to check if it was used for commercial purposed (requiring a
> higher rent than private use).

If think there are very interesting ideas to borrow here, and some of
them seem very easy to implement!

First, there could be arbitration agents in the system, which could
enforce some rules about the 'loan'. Alice could give away access to
some part of her space bank to Bob at some conditions (and would give
access to the space loaned to the arbitration agent, which could then
check the conditions while Alice is unable to do so). Bob could also
check that Alice cannot reclaim the space in such a way that he cannot
recover. All combinations are possible:

- arbitration agent can be a watchdog, and take action on detection of
  misbehaviour (instantly revoking access to Bob, giving read access to
  Alice, etc.)
- arbitration agent could make the check when Alice reclaims space, and
  Bob would be given an opportunity to recover only if he obeyd the

Being clear that Bob knows what exactly the conditions are and what the
arbitration agent is able to do.

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