Similar in spirit?
Posted Oct 7, 2006 12:38 UTC (Sat) by nim-nim
In reply to: Similar in spirit?
Parent article: Similar in spirit?
> On your point 0: the checksum list is maintained by the media
> distributor, so there is no need for a master key.
And how do the device knows it can accept a new checksum list? If it can not at all or if it can accept anyone your system is pretty useless
> Also, you seem to have made some interpretation I didn't intend about
> what's in the media player binary. At least, I don't know what "sequences
> 'lifted' from an Hollywood media" refers to.
Let me rephrase it then:
1. Let's say Disney decides to participate in a campaign against evil_of_the_day and makes a great mickey cartoon freely distributable provided it's alway bundled with the latest localised update of education_pamphlet_against_evil_of_the_day
2. one of your nebulous entities authorizes the video for a device sold all over the world, but does not bother with the education_pamphlet_against_evil_of_the_day, or all the localized versions, or ignores updates
3. another of your nebulous entities makes the authorized binary available advertising it can be played in media player
A. Do you actually think no one will get sued?
B. Do you actually think no one will be condemned?
C. Do you actually think this scenario is any different legal-wise than yours?
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