Encryption chip will end piracy, open markets, says Bushnell on
quotes Atari founder Nolan Bushnell saying a new
encryption chip being installed on new computer motherboards holds the key to
eradicating piracy of PC games:
"What that says is that in the games
business we will be able to encrypt with an absolutely verifiable private key in
the encryption world - which is uncrackable by people on the internet and by
giving away passwords - which will allow for a huge market to develop in some of
the areas where piracy has been a real problem."
Bushnell thinks that piracy of movies and music, however, is probably
unstoppable because "if you can watch it and you can hear it, you can copy it."
"Games are a different thing, because games are so integrated with the code. The
TPM will, in fact, absolutely stop piracy of gameplay.
"As soon as the installed base of the TPM hardware chip gets large enough, we
will start to see revenues coming from Asia and India at a time when before it
didn't make sense."