[ANSOL-geral]Stop Palladium and TCPA now!

Rui Miguel Seabra rms arroba 1407.org
Fri Jan 31 16:10:02 2003

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Aqui v=C3=A3o alguns links sobre os maravilhosos TCPA, DRM e Palladium:

2. What does TCPA / Palladium do, in ordinary English?
It provides a computing platform on which you can't tamper with the
applications, and where these applications can communicate securely with
the vendor. The obvious application is digital rights management (DRM):
Disney will be able to sell you DVDs that will decrypt and run on a
Palladium platform, but which you won't be able to copy. The music
industry will be able to sell you music downloads that you won't be able
to swap. They will be able to sell you CDs that you'll only be able to
play three times, or only on your birthday. All sorts of new marketing
possibilities will open up.

Existe tamb=C3=A9m uma refuta=C3=A7=C3=A3o aos medos do TCPA feita pela IBM=
, que at=C3=A9
disponibiliza drivers GPL para o chip TCPA...
Contudo cont=C3=A9m um par=C3=A1grafo muito giro que confirma os medos do T=

<<The public key functions are very similar to IBM's original ESS (...).
They provide for on-chip key pair generation, along with public key
signature, verification, encryption and decryption. *** The "trusted"
boot functions provide the ability to store in Platform Configuration
Registers, hashes of configuration throughout the boot sequence. Once
booted, data (such as symmetric keys for encrypted files) can be
"sealed" under a PCR. The sealed data con only be unsealed if the PCR
has the same value as at the time of sealing. Thus, if an attempt is
made to boot an alternative system ***, or a virus has back-doored the
operating system, *** the PCR value will not match, and the unseal will
fail, thus protecting the data. (...).
Ou seja, como dizem os medos, "protecting from whom?" Protec=C3=A7=C3=A3o
significa proteger os ficheiros de altera=C3=A7=C3=B5es feitas pela vontade=
pessoa que =C3=A9 dona do computador, por exemplo, ficheiros de m=C3=BAsica=

DRM is theft.
The first question we must answer is "What is DRM?".  DRM is the legal,
contractual, economic, hardware, and software infrastructure designed and
intended by a loose alliance of cartels and monopolies to take away your
right to own and privately use a computer.  No full DRM exists in the world
today, though pieces of DRM have been successfully enacted into law and
tiny bits of DRM hardware and software have been placed in some home movie
playing and recording devices.  Every single piece of DRM is meant to help
attain the objective of the anti-ownership alliance: to get control of
every personal computer in the world.

Tell American Megatrends and Transmeta not to make chips that let others
control your computer

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+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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