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Apr 05, 2001, 23:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

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"Although Lotspiech has been quiet since the CPRM story broke, he hasn't been idle. In fact, he's assembled an entire man, made out of straw:- "

"The first article that appeared implied that the way this thing worked was an IBM server somewhere [sic], that your hard drive connected to, and this server judged whether or not the file you were going to record on your HD was worthy of being recorded," he said."

"Of course the first article that appeared didn't suggest anything of the sort. It's here , as way of reference. The rights management in a CPRM system is in a wrapper around the content. It looks for local keys, not over the Internet, and that's very much the point. We did describe how business users might benefit from implementing a centralized key infrastructure, but that isn't the same thing at all. And that idea was commended to us by ... IBM."

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