April 3, 2001

'Anti-piracy' plans for hardware fail

Author: JT Smith

CNet reports that "technology standards-makers on Monday voted against adding copy-protection support
directly into computer hardware, a controversial proposal aiming to smooth adoption of
strong anti-piracy safeguards.

The vote had been closely watched by free-speech advocates, hardware makers, Hollywood
studios and record labels as a signal of how much control the content and computer industries
would have over consumers' use of home PCs."

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