"Copying"...what does that mean? Sony's techno-sharia

Major Variola (ret) mv at cdc.gov
Sat Nov 26 09:49:51 PST 2005

At 12:41 AM 11/26/05 +0000, Dave Howe wrote:
>Major Variola (ret) wrote:
  An older videocam can be used to copy
>> a movie off your screen (like a first gen cassette) even if
>> all the video D/As are 0wned by the MPAA and forced
>> to have DRM.  (Don't think it can happen?  Look at
>> CALEA & Skype, etc.)
>Aren't the majority of 0-day "copies" of just released movies camcorder

>recordings from inside a cinema?

Yes --the analog hole is alive and well.   But in an Orwellian
future, the movies have signals that disable the camcorders.  Think
macrovision for theatres.  Think "copy flag" for video acquisition
Think CALEA for PGPfone :-)  There are already patented plans to display
the images such that  the eye doesn't notice, but camcorders will record
There are means to go around this, of course.  See
(Not you, DH, just random readers seeking more)

Of course, future *Sony* camcorders will *burst into flames* if you try
to record such... techno-sharia, steal a copy, lose your fingers.

Oh, but Sony would never do something *irresponsible and dangerous* like

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