Subject: Re: Latest on CPRM at the Register
From: Don Marti <>
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 09:43:17 -0800

On Fri, Dec 29, 2000 at 03:48:21AM -0800, wrote:

> There's a nice summary of points regarding CPRM just posted to the
> Register, addresses several issues raised here, including the social
> equity (publishers as a societal/market/power nexus), and the very
> interesting question of why Microsoft would object to such an effective
> anti-piracy measure.

Because Microsoft wants to control all DRM themselves at the Windows

Because OEMs install Windows using hardware disk duplicators, and if
they had to stop they would demand a better Windows install program.

Because they're concerned about making system administration tasks, such
as defragmenting drives and restoring from backups, more difficult for
companies that use Windows.

(OK, I know that the last one is a little farfetched)

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