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    SubjectRe: [OT] DRM OS
    On Tue, Dec 18, 2001 at 04:17:19PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
    > encrypted music fed to an encrypted audio controller to speakers which
    > decrypt and add watermarks

    Write a program that decrypts it. If the speakers can, so can the CPU.
    Remeber DeCSS?

    > encrypted video decrypted and macrovision + watermarked only in buffers
    > the CPU cant access

    Again, if weird hardware can decrypt it, so can the CPU. It only takes
    one reverse-engineering.

    > audio input that has legally mandated watermark checks and wont record
    > watermarked data.

    I haven't seen any serious watermarks presented.

    > That is the dream these people have. They'd also like the OS to scan for
    > "illicit" material and phone the law if you do, and to have a mandatory
    > remote shutdown of your box

    It's scarier than CSS.
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