Andre Hedrick: "I want [to] make it REAL-CLEAR, to the CPRM bone-heads!"
Mar 04, 2001, 03:36 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andre Hedrick)
Subject: Re: [temp t13] Re: FW: Open Letter to NCITS T13 on Access
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2001 13:56:42 -0800 (PST)
From: Andre Hedrick <email@example.com>
To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
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On Sat, 3 Mar 2001, Curtis Stevens wrote:
> ** This is the quasi-official and semi-temporary T13 email list
> server. **
> One of the things that my proposal attempts to do is remove the
> legal issues associated with standardizing a technology like copy
> protection from T13 and place it back on the device vendors.
> E0112r1 places T13 in a
Curtis, I realize your point but can you be sure that your GUID will
not grant them any legal coverage for damages caused by this
garbage? I want everyone to have the opportunity to rip the money
out of these greedy dirt-bags back pockets, when they end up harming
> position where technologies like CPRM are not disclosed to T13. I
> think you may be a little late with a showdown on standardizing the
> concept. The last I heard, T10 has already incorporated the whole
> thing into MMC. The biggest venue for Hollywood is currently DVD.
> To the best of my knowledge, this is already a done deal. You have
> been right on target with many of your legal calls. I am not a
> legal guy, but I think this changes the picture a little bit.
> I can not comment on what Phoenix may do with DCO or SET FEATURES.
> I do expect that even if they use E01112r0 that device vendors
> implementing CPRM will leave a proprietary back door for
> re-enabling. They are concerned about viruses, applications, and
> competing copy protection technology disabling CPRM against the
> users will.
Curtis, this is not directed at you or your company.
Well I want it make it REAL-CLEAR, to the CPRM bone-heads!
If Linux-OS disables CPRM and it is RE-ENABLED by the
"REAL-ROGUE-JAVA" or "LICENSED-APPLICATION-ON-THE-NET" I will file a
class action lawsuit against the drive maker, the oem, and every
dirty-rotten-!@#$% that damages linux-os and my-reputation as an
You can bet your sweet-bippy that I will have a party because of the
destructive damage to the OS and file-systems this pile of crap will
cause in the world of business! This has just lit the fire under me
to complete and publish the full-taskfile parser and jammer to this
Curtis, this has nothing to do with your proposal. It has everything
to do with the greedy little !@#$%^&*() that are going to violate
the ownership rights of products and the use of those products.
I have made arrangements to speak with both of California's Senators
and seeking the audience with the Senators that sponsored DMCA and
will question their lack of foresight on the issue. If the MPAA and
SDMI can go dork with legal issues then so can the Penguin! I will
inform them that I have a method to destroy the functionality of
CPRM without violating the DMCA. I will publish it without repsect
for any laws passed against me. If I can not publish in the USA, I
will publish in another country that doesn't honor copy protection
and, just as there is no way to stop the CPRM people, there is
nothing that can be done to stop me.
I will create the perfect anal-retentive-host-driver. These CPRM
designers will not play by the rules that if a host turns off a
feature that it is to stay off, thus I will now destroy the feature
by not allowing it to be accessed. Only because they have decided
to do gross, anti-social, and dishonorable things like you have
stated (violate the will of the HOST) they will do, is the reason
that lawlessness begets lawlessness.
Oh, against better judgement, I have included the
linux-kernel-mail-list. Just so my world will know and help protect
me and Linux from the CPRM world.
Linux ATA Development
- ComputerWorld: Committee to vote on controversial data copying standard(Mar 01, 2001)
- The Register: Gilmore, Hedrick differ on anti-CPRM gameplan(Feb 28, 2001)
- The Register: IBM withdraws CPRM for hard drives proposal(Feb 22, 2001)
- The Register: T.13 hoses down CPRM fears(Feb 19, 2001)
- Inter@ctive Investor: Software consumer rights on the block?(Jan 17, 2001)
- The Register: CPRM for HDs may be kicked into touch - Latest(Jan 11, 2001)
- Slashdot: Andre Hedrick On Hard Drive Copy Protection(Jan 10, 2001)
- SJ Mercury: Coalition makes concession on CPRM anti-piracy technology(Jan 05, 2001)
- Linux Journal: Andre "Linux IDE Guy" Hedrick on proposed CPRM in IDE drives
(Dec 30, 2000)
- The Register: CNet suckered by CPRM spin(Dec 29, 2000)
- The Register: Everything you ever wanted to know about CPRM, but ZDNet wouldn't tell you...(Dec 29, 2000)
- The Register: EFF's Gilmore calls for CPRM hardware boycott(Dec 27, 2000)
- The Register: Copy protection hard drive plan nixes free software - RMS(Dec 27, 2000)
- The Register: CPRM on hard drives - IBM takes a spin
(Dec 26, 2000)
- The Register: Stealth plan puts copy protection into every hard drive; ramifications enormous(Dec 22, 2000)