Hollywood And Tech Make A Suspicious Pairing
from the indeed,-they-do dept
The latest Dan Gillmor column takes a closer look at Microsoft’s Palladium and warns that, while the goal of trustworthy computing sounds good, this technology can be used for “bad” things as well, such as digital rights management to remove our fair use rights and to kill off open source software. Of course, these points have been discussed to death since Palladium was first announced. It’s certainly good to be suspicious, but I’m starting to get suspicious of all the suspicion as well. I agree that these are points that should be watched carefully – and made clear to Microsoft (and others). However, a lot of people seem to be jumping to conclusions about these technologies that aren’t definitely true.