[LINK] Coalition makes concession on anti-piracy technology
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Source: Ken Rutkowski's Daily Tech News Clicks Friday January 5, 2001
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makes concession on anti-piracy technology San Jose Mercury News
After an outcry from privacy advocates, a group of leading computer
hardware makers has agreed to give consumers the right to turn off a
controversial new copy-protection feature on computer hard drives.
The technology, developed by an IBM-lead consortium called 4C, would
prevent consumers from making copies of music or movies without the
permission of the record label or studio that holds the rights. The
copy-protection feature could start appearing as early as this spring
in portable devices, such as MP3 players, digital cameras and
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