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Project "Bend Over"

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Date: Dec 02, 2008 - 09:36 AM
The "Entertainment Merchants Association" wants to make it so you can't buy games or DVD movies without "activating" them at the cash register.

No, seriously.

I really don't know what else to say - Circuit City, failed Divx discs, part 3?

The effort is codenamed "Project Lazarus," and the EMA says it's assembled a consortium of retailers, home video companies and video game publishers to see how easily such "benefit denial technology" could be implemented, and to evaluate possible cost-benefit analyses.
What they're really after (headed by disreputable companies like EA) is trying to make it so that you can't re-sell your used games and movies. After all, "your" activation will only work for you.

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