Microsoft to Lock Down Longhorn?: “‘For people who’ve been obsessed with issues surrounding the broadcast flag on HDTV content, things are about to get even more difficult. Heise Online is reporting that the next version of Windows will have extra-strength DRM capabilities tied into PC hardware. The move by Microsoft is to assure content producers that products they release will be protected against unauthorized copying and distribution when used on a PC. So say bye bye to audio…”
(Via Digital Media Thoughts.)
If need to follow up on this to figure out what’s behind that statement.
Updated: This is based on this article. Scary. If the PC world comes to this, it looks very unfriendly to any fair use scheme i can envision. It will also most likely mean that i won’t install Longhorn anytime soon.

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