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February 9, 2007
Schneier on Video: Security Theater Against Movie Plot Threats
On June 10, 2006, I gave a talk at the ACLU New Jersey Membership Conference: "Counterterrorism in America: Security Theater Against Movie-Plot Threats." Here's the video.
EDITED TO ADD (2/10): The video is a little over an hour long. You can download the .WMV version directly here. It will play in the cross-platform, GPL VLC media player, but you may need to upgrade to the most recent version (0.8.6).
EDITED TO ADD (2/11): Someone put the video up on Google Video.
Posted on February 9, 2007 at 1:07 PM
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Regarding formats. I admit that I know very little about video. I thought these were open formats, and would be easy to play on random systems. If anyone wants to convert what I have to another format, I'd be happy to host it.
But from all these random comments, I can't figure out if people have legitimate complaints, or if they're just complaining. And I don't see anyone telling me which format they would prefer.
YouTube doesn't take videos this long.
Video worked great for me. So far all problems people have raised have been solved, or never really been problems.
I think including a direct-link to the file somewhere is a great idea, because it makes it easier to download.
Thanks, and don't worry so much about this :).
"As an SMPTE standard, VC-1 is open to implementation by anyone, although implementers are hypothetically required to pay licensing fees to the MPEG LA, LLC licensing body or directly to its members who hold essential patents on the format (since it is a non-exclusive licensing body)."
I.e. it appears that this format/codec is patent encumbered. This is a problem with open source people.
An unencumbered alternative is Ogg Theora:
Providing both would make even more people happy. :-)
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