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Slashdot: Andre Hedrick On Hard Drive Copy Protection

Jan 10, 2001, 21:48 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Andre Hedrick, Linux ATA dude and member of the committee that sets ATA hard drive interface standards, got your questions by email yesterday, and we got his answers back this morning. He gives us the inside dope about latest attempt by various copyright-worried industry heavies to stop you from using files in ways they dislike, spiced with a fair amount of humor, because... well, because Andre's just that kind of guy (and we like him that way!)."

"How can we aid your efforts in the most effective way?

"Andre:
Well it appears that everyone has ruined the Christmas vacation of the current officers, (I am glad that I did not accept the potential offer to consider vice-chairman at ths time, but I may reconsider), and all the nasty-grams have been forwarded to the members. We have been asked to review the content by the acting chair, with a notice to re-think the actions to be considered in February."

"Also you may vent on , but you will get no answer. I will forward this to the members of the committee."

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