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The Register: IBM withdraws CPRM for hard drives proposal

Feb 22, 2001, 19:26 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

"At a much-anticipated meeting in Texas yesterday, IBM withdrew its proposal to put CPRM (Copy Protection for Recordable Media) into ATA hard drives."

"The proposal before the T.13 committee which administers the ATA standard was in its third revision, and in a significantly changed form. It had been thought that this amended CPRM proposal, made public on January 22, would be passed. Changes included limiting its use to removable media, and references to CPRM were deleted."

"In the event, IBM withdrew the proposal and no vote was taken."

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