Advogato: Anti-Counterfeit Software: Implications for Open Source

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“‘The anti-counterfeit software in Photoshop CS was developed by
the Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group, an organization
established by the governors of the G-10 central banks to promote
the use of anti-counterfeit devices in the computer industry….The
inner workings of the counterfeit deterrence system are so secret
that not even Adobe is privy to them. The Central Bank Counterfeit
Deterrence Group provides the software as a black box without
revealing its precise inner workings, Connor said.’

“What happens when the CBCDG wants to target Open


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