procedure to remove Internet Explorer from Windows 98.
Microsoft could have produced a version of Windows 98 without Web browsing in a way that did not adversely affect the non-Web browsing features of Windows 98.
The paper would be unintelligible to a lay person
We are not going to change the weaknesses in the technology by publishing the paper, ... The technology is weak. It would be widely defeated, quickly.
If they are buying into this technology, they have a right to know if it actually works
People don't know what they can say and what they can write, ... The scientific community can't operate that way.
it is normal for these types of papers to be presented, which discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the technologies.
I am not concerned about presenting this paper on this particular day.
There is a concern that there is a tendency to lock down parts of the design to protect the flanks of the copy-protection system. That makes it harder for everyone, including Microsoft, to adapt to new uses.
It is not legitimate to undermine the user's desire to secure their own computer. I don't think they should be hiding files and programs and registry entries from the system administrator, ever.
Innovation happens because there are people out there doing and trying a lot of different things.
The question is not whether we want to keep this open, neutral Internet - we do, or should - but whether government rulemaking can give us the result we want.
In making policy designed with copyright in mind, you end up making decisions about whether other important technologies, such as privacy-enhancing or file-search technologies, should be encouraged or discouraged. A collision is happening between creativity and protecting IP.
We're in a situation where the solutions that we have are not good enough. The way to improve anything is to have a discussion about its flaws. To understand what the one or two or three things are about it that would help fix it. The DMCA makes it dangerous to have that conversation.
The secret of the Internet's success has been its openness to new services.