Comments: EFF's HDTV-PVR Cookbook

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Posted by Fred Coutts at March 2, 2005 01:15 PM

That's a good point about tangible devices beating policy arguments. The thing that really killed the old Clipper chip proposal wasn't arguments about privacy, it's that Matt Blaze showed how to extract key data from the chip! A simple (and probably correctable) technological flaw damaged the reputation of the whole program to the point that the government gave up on it. Similarly, if the conventional wisdom says that the Broadcast Flag doesn't work because anybody can build a device to easily circumvent it, that could have a big impact.

Posted by Cypherpunk at March 2, 2005 02:37 PM