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  • adj. Alternative spelling of uncopiable.

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Examples

  • As Bruce Schneier once said, “Digital files cannot be made uncopyable any more than water can be made not wet,” and that goes double for physical product — DVDs, sold in their billions.

    Australian movie crook busted

  • While his friends are happy at his apparent resurrection, they and the authorities are puzzled by how the seemingly uncopyable matter transmitter waves have been duplicated.

    The Goblin Reservation

  • In both cases, it was the not always smooth flowing chemistry of these particularly dangerous singers with Cale's insane arrangements and Burnel's creative bass which made the sound - which made the groups uncopyable.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The original movie was hands down a masterpiece and uncopyable.

    Steven Spielberg and Will Smith Remaking Oldboy?! « FirstShowing.net

  • In the real world, as opposed to the one existing only in the archetypal corporate imagination, Digital files cannot be made uncopyable any more than water can be made not wet, as Bruce Schneier once said.

    A 2006 promise: all-around DRM

  • Bruce Schneier said, “Digital files cannot be made uncopyable any more than water can be made not wet. ”

    A 2006 promise: all-around DRM

  • Digital files cannot be made uncopyable any more than water can be made not wet, as Bruce Schneier once said.

    Ritholtz on DRM and p2p

  • The problem was that it was not very readable and copiers became better and were then able to copy the uncopyable papers.

    More useless DRM

  • Unfortunately, they are uncopyable so I couldn't share them here myself.

    "Stay in your house!"

  • Certainly much less time than it will take Microsoft and the recording industry to realize they're playing a losing game, and that trying to make digital files uncopyable is like trying to make water not wet.

    Quickest Patch Ever

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  • The exact Bruce Schneier article is from May 15, 2001 Crypto-Gram Newsletter, titled "The Futility of Digital Copy Prevention":

    http://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram-0105.html#3

    The exact quote is:

    "Digital files cannot be made uncopyable, any more than water can be made not wet. The entertainment industry's two-pronged offensive will have far-reaching effects -- its enlistment of the legal system erodes fair use and necessitates increased surveillance, and its attempt to turn computers into an Internet Entertainment Platform destroys the very thing that makes computers so useful -- but will fail in its intent."

    January 14, 2011

  • "described attempts to make digital bits uncopyable as “trying to make water not wet.�?" - http://diveintomark.org/archives/2008/05/06/the-day-the-music-died
    quotation attributed to "Bruce Schneier, a famous cryptologist — or at least as famous a cryptologist as cryptologists are likely to get in this century."

    May 7, 2008