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[FYI] IBM withdraws CPRM for hard drives proposal


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IBM withdraws CPRM for hard drives proposal  

By: Andrew Orlowski in San Francisco  

Posted: 22/02/2001 at 07:54 GMT  

At a much-anticipated meeting in Texas yesterday, IBM withdrew its 
proposal to put CPRM (Copy Protection for Recordable Media) into ATA 
hard drives.  


"People are not going to buy crippleware," said Stanton McCandish for 
the Electronic Frontier Foundation, whose co-founder John Gilmore had 
called for a boycott of CPRM-compliant hardware. "The goal of 
hardware manufacturers is to satisfy their customers and the EFF is 
glad to see them doing that here," said McCandish. The meeting 
continues today.  

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