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Thursday, March 04, 2004
The Digital Imprimatur
: Lengthy and persuasive dystopia of an increasingly restrictive Internet, all based on current technologies. The key are digital certificates: "This, then, is the digital imprimatur; the right to publish as, in olden times, was granted by church or state. A document's certificate, its imprimatur, identifies the person (individual or legal entity) responsible for its publication, provides a signature which permits verifying its contents have not been corrupted or subsequently modified, and identifies the document registry which granted the imprimatur and which, on demand, will validate it and confirm that it has not been revoked. Trusted Computing systems and the Secure Internet will perform these functions automatically and transparently; to a user browsing the Web, everything will look and feel precisely as it does today." 6:00:09 PM
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