Kell Yusuf writes \"Those who wish to make us pay for Web content will LOVE this article: It\'s about plans for copy-protecting your next computer - these drives are incompatible with ordinary dives, so you would not be able copy files from the protected drive to the non-protected drive. \"Hastening a rapid demise for the free copying of digital media, the next generation of hard disks is likely to come with copyright protection countermeasures built in...\" \"
The Register UK has a series of articles.
Stealth plan puts copy protection into every hard drive
Linux lead slams \'pay per read\' disk drive plan
Copy protection hard drive plan nixes free software - RMSCPRM on hard drives - IBM takes a spin