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Re: Encrypted Repositories. . .?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-21 17:10:58 CEST

Erik Hemdal wrote:

>> Wouldn't it
>> be better to use copyright or patent protection instead of
>> secrecy, though?
> Copyright and patents will protect you in different ways against different
> threats. Both involve disclosure of the intellectual property, and both
> involve after-the-fact action. I think Michael is looking to prevent
> disclosure. Keeping a trade secret is one way to protect the assets.
> But it might be good to investigate what the options are in the event of
> disclosure, and talking to a competent attorney would be of benefit. Erik

I probably should have suggested using these methods in addition to
whatever secrecy you can manage - but if you are releasing a product you
can expect it to be decompiled, disassembled, and otherwise
reverse-engineered even if you hide the source. Look at how quickly keys
were extracted for dvd/hd-dvd/blue-ray decryption as an example.

   Les Mikesell
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