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Thursday, May 19, 2005
More user-hostile DRM from the MPAA
When will the MPAA and the RIAA learn that hating your customers will never payoff for them? The latest in the long line of user-hostile measures involves a UCLA researcher who is trying to develop a biometric, RFID-based DRM system.

According to this WIRED article, the system, which luckily seems doomed to fail, will require a user to enter a password or scan their fingerprint (seriously!) in order to watch a DVD that they purchased (that they purchased!).

The article doesn't say for sure; however, I would be willing to bet that the MPAA is underwriting this guy's research.

Instead of treating every customer like a criminal, maybe the movie industry should adjust their business model to meet customer needs. Hmm. There's a thought.

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