[svlug] REMINDER> SVLUG meeting Wed, 6 June, 7 pm.: Counterpane

Tom Geller svlug at tgeller.com
Tue Jun 5 16:05:01 PDT 2001

Just a reminder about the next meeting of SVLUG, this coming Wednesday.

   Wednesday 6 June, 7pm-9pm or so.

   Counterpane Internet Security Inc.
   Jon Callas, Director of Software Engineering

   The Effect of Anti-Circumvention Provisions on Security

   Counterpane Director of Software Engineering Jon Callas
   explores security design, copyright, and shows how the two
   can be reconciled. One of the properties of digital
   Intellectual Property (IP) is that it can be easily
   reproduced, modified, and transferred. In response, IP
   owners have created creating new security technologies for
   controlling the digital works. Inevitably, this creates an
   opportunity for those who can circumvent those technologies.
   Recent changes in copyright law attempt to address this
   on-going battle by prohibiting circumvention of these
   technologies. Unfortunately, this well-meaning provision has
   a number of unfortunate effects on development of security
   systems, including techniques that protect intellectual
   property itself.

   Cisco Building 9.

See <http://www.svlug.org> if you need further information. See you there!

          Tom Geller  *  San Francisco * tgeller.com
bandwidthpr.com, openppc.org, suespammers.org, popcomputers.com
Speaker Coordinator, Silicon Valley Linux Users Group (svlug.org)

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