February 5, 2001

Anti-piracy scheme sparks concern

Author: JT Smith

Australian IT reports on efforts to protect huge record and movie companies from "pirates." "A Hollywood-backed anti-piracy scheme that
could change how hard drives, recordable DVDs
and MP3 players are built goes too far to
protect the rights of business at the expense
of computer owners, privacy advocates say.

The plan's developers ... dismiss
the concerns. They say
critics fundamentally
misunderstand the
technology, which can
prevent songs or
movies from being copied without permission."

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