I just posted the article No CPRM for IBM.

At a much-anticipated meeting in Texas yesterday, IBM withdrew its proposal to put CPRM (Copy Protection for Recordable Media) into ATA hard drives.

The proposal before the T.13 committee which…

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It takes IBM 120 pages of e-mails to work out they don’t have the support of the people? IBM mistakenly thought that they could dictate the terms to the consumer, but they forgot the basic economic rule of Supply & Demand. If IBM intend to stay a competative business then they should stick to producing what consumers want. Instead of trying to tell them :frowning: My next HDD will be a Maxtor! :wink: