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dc.contributor.advisor Weide, Bruce
dc.creator Champion, Adam
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-18T18:14:40Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-18T18:14:40Z
dc.date.issued 2007-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/25098
dc.description.abstract Presently, security threats from computer viruses to malicious intrusion imperil computer users. To mitigate and counter these threats, a consortium of hardware and software vendors and consumer-electronics manufacturers are implementing “trusted computing” (TC) standards on present and future computer systems. These standards define security policies that can defend computer systems against attacks. However, in their zeal to protect intellectual property, the content and computer industries plan to use TC technologies in ways that will likely infringe upon users’ civil liberties and hamper innovation. Here, details of these technologies and their uses and misuses are explained. An overview of technologies on which TC depends is presented, followed by an explanation of exactly what TC is. Interactions between TC-supported computer hardware, operating systems, and software are explored, as are the potential impacts on civil liberties and the economy. Finally, present and future TC computer systems are analyzed and reasonable policy suggestions are offered. Advisor: Bruce Weide en
dc.description.sponsorship The Ohio State University Undergraduate Research Scholarship en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher The Ohio State University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Ohio State University. Department of Computer Science and Engineering Honors Theses; 2007 en
dc.subject trusted computing en
dc.subject digital rights management en
dc.subject intellectual property en
dc.subject cryptography en
dc.subject civil liberties en
dc.subject economy en
dc.title Trusted Computing and Digital Rights Management Clearinghouse en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.embargo en
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