surely, there's a protocol-level solution to this.
[not dealing with the morality or politics of this, but simply as it relates to hiding information that you use]
Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon has some good examples of how anyone can conceal information they've discovered. When the Allies in WW II wanted to protect the secret that they could decrypt the German's Enigma traffic, they had to take steps beyond simply not using the information (e.g.: not telling anyone that Coventry was going to be bombed). If you want to use information, without letting anyone know for sure that you've got the information, you've got to show other possible means for having that info.
If you watermark the file (PDF or other) with some identifying information about each file's recipient, you can track down the source of some of the piracy. Of course, once pirated, the game's over.
Alternatively, you can only make the document available online, with user identification required.
i wrote this in 1998 (14 years ago), on the first page of my book, Playing for Profit (published by John Wiley & Sons).
is it just me, or is anything above 25ms ping time suspect? i'm on a 30mbps Comcast connection, and i've always got sub-20ms ping time (according to speedtest.net). 300ms sounds unacceptably crazy high to me.
12 years ago, I wrote about this. "TV is something that watches you," is on the first page of chapter 1 of my book, "Playing for Profit" (still available on Amazon). It's obvious that watching behavior leads to better personalized service and better opportunities for marketers to try to sell you stuff.
Am i imagining this? I recall Stephenson writing about people being "computers", in Cryptonomicon. And, of course, it was largely set in WW II Bletchley Park.
all the governmental spy labs around the world. rest assured that Kodachrome will be developed well into this century.