Ross Anderson supports GAK!?
Well, here's how Peter Gutmann explains it:
It's not really a backdoor, it's a way of spiking DRM. If the UK government can be scared into requiring that Windows Vista not be fully DRM-enabled (by whatever means necessary), then that's a good thing. Waving the four horsemen at them is a good way of achieving this -- the horsemen have been used for years to justify restrictive computer laws, now (for once) they're being used to try and combat restrictions. So we should be supporting this, not condemning it. Maybe someone with a congresscritter's ear in the US could get the same thing adopted over there. The horsemen are bigger than Hollywood.
RE: BBC NEWS | Politics | UK holds Microsoft security talks