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