Erwann ABALEA wrote:

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, Trei, Peter wrote:



Seeing as it comes out of the TCG, this is almost certainly
the enabling hardware for Palladium/NGSCB. Its a part of
your computer which you may not have full control over.



Please stop relaying FUD. You have full control over your PC, even if this
one is equiped with a TCPA chip. See the TCPA chip as a hardware security
module integrated into your PC. An API exists to use it, and one if the
functions of this API is 'take ownership', which has the effect of
erasing it and regenerating new internal keys.



So .. the way this works is that Dell & Microsoft ship you a computer with lots of nice multimedia stuff on it. You take control of your chip by erasing it and regenerating keys, and then the multimedia software that you paid for no longer works?

I'm just curious on this point.  I haven't seen much
to indicate that Microsoft and others are ready
for a nymous, tradeable software assets world.

iang

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