Here's a bit of the FAQ that struck me:
12. Scary stuff. But can't you just turn it off?
Sure - one feature of TCPA is that the user can always turn it off. But then your TCPA-enabled applications won't work, or won't work as well. It will be like switching from Windows to Linux nowadays; you may have more freedom, but end up having less choice. If the applications that use TCPA / Palladium are more attractive to the majority of people, you may end up simply having to use them - just as many people have to use Microsoft Word because all their friends and colleagues send them documents in Microsoft Word.Yuck. Microsoft and the media industry are saying "you don't have to play the game, but if you do play you're gonna play by our rules."
Posted by jzawodn at June 29, 2002 08:35 PM
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