Chips in burner calling home (DRM?)

I heard that pretty soon Sony will be putting a chip in the burners that requires online registration for the drive to burn. Then if the FW or any programming is changed, it phones home to report you to Sony. They then can shut off your burner. :rolleyes:

Is it a joke? Intel was playing with an idea of CPU IDs, AFAIR, but it didn’t work out because of the public protest.

Yet another reason not to buy a sony :cool:

What Grimes is referring to is the concept of [b]hardware DRM.

[/b]For those that would like to learn more about it:

If and when hardware DRM comes into effect on motherboards etc, expect to see GUID’s and HID algorithms calculated on your hardware…

Kind of a daunting thought. :Z

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