1) I don't think that this "locks" the person into only using on one or two or five pieces of equipment, the owner can use it on any machine anywhere. This "DRM" will only point to who the original owner is if it were to be found that it was used for piracy purposes. 2) I do not think this will be of much effect because if someone buys one of these discs, plays it once, it gets tied to his/her machine, then he/she thinks the content was rubbish, sells it on Ebay. The buyer then uses it to pirate the software, the authorities find out who the original owner was and goes after him/her. The owner proves that he/she sold it on ebay, end of story. The owner should be let off the hook. If the owner sold it at a flea market, then oh well, the authorities will have to figure out something because the owner did nothing wrong, been to plenty of flea markets where used software, videos and music CD's were for sale this DRM should not change that. 3) Sounds like this will require some kind of hybrid CD/DVD that will allow one write of the serial number of the device that it is first played on. So I don't see this technology going too far, but as far as DRM's go, this is probably the least intrusive and probably the best way to do it, although it will be unenforceable by the MPAA and the RIAA and that's why it will not happen. :B Here's an enhancement feature: Force the disc to require owners to enter their full names and addresses which will be used for the watermark. I am sure the majority of people will be honest and enter their true names and addresses, only pirates would enter false information.
[edited by Saruman on 13.03.2006 13:37]