Peter Gutmann has written a superb article on Vista content protection, and the hidden costs. He also points out that it is designed to fail fast (or rather, degrade fast) in the face of security – or rather content protection – violations. However, having ’tilt bits’ spread widely throughout a system is orthogonal to resilience….
http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.txt

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