[web-team] Final version of Counterpane texts (for June 6 meeting)
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Wed Mar 28 12:18:29 PST 2001
In case you didn't get it... this is the final version.
The Effect of Anti-Circumvention Provisions on Security
Counterpane Director of Software Engineering Jon Callas explores
security design, copyright, and shows how the two can be reconciled.
One of the properties of digital Intellectual Property (IP) is that
it can be easily reproduced, modified, and transferred. In response,
IP owners have created creating new security technologies for
controlling the digital works. Inevitably, this creates an
opportunity for those who can circumvent those technologies. Recent
changes in copyright law attempt to address this on-going battle by
prohibiting circumvention of these technologies. Unfortunately, this
well-meaning provision has a number of unfortunate effects on
development of security systems, including techniques that protect
intellectual property itself.
Jon Callas is a premier figure in the world of Internet security. He
produced RFC 2440 (the IETF standard for OpenPGP), created the
architecture for a unified PGP and X509 certificates, and has worked
to get PGP software available worldwide. His current passion is the
Digital Millennium Copyright Act and its effects on security,
testifying before the U.S. Congress in 1998.
He is now Director of Software Engineering at Counterpane, a Managed
Security Monitoring company; prior to that, he was one of the kernel
developers for the VMS operating system at DEC, founder of
meeting-software company World Benders, CTO at Network Associates,
and Senior Scientist at Apple Computer (where he was known as the
company's "Security Czar"). He still runs Linux on the 486 box he
bought for the 1.0 release.
Tom Geller * San Francisco * tgeller.com
bandwidthpr.com, openppc.org, suespammers.org, popcomputers.com
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