The Null Device

More on the CPRM hard-disk copy control spectre: now Sun veteran and known cyber-libertarian activist and free software stalwart John Gilmore has posted a rousing email calling for a boycott of hardware that is not certified free of such copy control mechanisms. His letter also mentions encrypted video displays (think of what that will do to your laptop's battery life) and BIOSes, and other scary stuff that's probably just over the horizon.

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