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From: Barry Mahon <mahons1@EIRCOM.NET>
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I have received the following correction to the item posted by Stephanie
on my behalf last week.

> From: "Gelsinger, Patrick P" <patrick.p.gelsinger@intel.com>
> Subject: Re: IBM and Intel push copy protection ... (Gilmore, RISKS-21.17)
>
>   [Received via Dave Farber, whom Patrick had requested to post a correction.]
>
> Content protection technology misinformation generates negative web-press
> coverage:
>
> An article on *The Register* website "Stealth plan puts copy protection into
> every hard drive" contains false information that the 4C's (Intel, IBM, MEI,
> Toshiba) Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) is to be applied to
> all PC hard drives.  It is misinterpreting a specification for use of CPRM
> with the Compact Flash media format (which supports either semiconductor
> flash memory or IBM microdrives) probably because Compact Flash uses the
> same command protocol interface as standard PC harddrives.  The technology
> is neither intended nor licensed for use with PC harddrives and is optional
> even for the supported media types (flash memory and microdrives). John
> Gilmore, a noted privacy and consumer advocate, has picked up the article
> and further propagated the erroneous information and mentioned Intel
> "IBM&Intel push copy protection into ordinary disk drives".  I have alerted
> public relations at Intel and are disseminating accurate information within
> Intel and among our industry contacts.
>

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