Self-destructing Property and Time Limited Hardware: NO THANKS

The new HD*-DVD format Blu-Ray is apparently going be supporting some disgusting DRM-features. The worst of them is the self-destruct mechanism that will be embedded in the players. Also, while stand alone players will not need to, players in computers will apparently need to be updated periodically via the Internet in order to continue working.

When an individual purchases a DVD-player, the player is now that individual's property. Having the ability for an organisation such as the Blu-Ray forum to disable devices is disgusting, and I believe that article 17 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 1, protocol 11 of the European convention on Human Rights is in violation since it guarantees the right to property.

It is imperative that we stop this development that undermine such important principles.

And NO, nonnegotiable end users agreements cannot revoke the UDHR or ECHR.

* HD = High Definition

Blu-Ray DRM Paper (PDF-file)

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