news at 11.
Posted Apr 25, 2003 13:45 UTC (Fri) by Wol
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Parent article: Linus on digital rights management
But new laws *requiring* it would kill the computer industry stone dead! Either you make it well-nigh impossible to get hold of signing keys, which would destroy all the little programming shops (and don't forget, that includes most businesses that use computers as *computers* rather than glorified typewriters), or you end up with loads of keys out there that are forever leaking.
RedHat certainly, and probably other major distributors such as SuSE, would almost certainly publish a signing key for general use.
Have no fear. Such a law would be either unenforceable, or nuke-style destructive. However, given the number of laws recently *passed* which ban the Internet infrastructure in various US states (the so-called super-DMCA bills), unfortunately I can see such laws getting passed...
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