There's been a nasty rumour flying around that Microsoft has been working on a DVD that would only play once. Now, the source of that once claimed hoax has stepped forth. Alistair Baker of Microsoft in the UK claims Microsoft's DRM software now gives the owner of content "total control over how it is viewed." That could mean that the content could also have an expiration date and/or time of day. Wow. Way to stick it to us. It smacks of that old DIVX platform from the 90s in fact. The idea is to sell more hardware such as "new DVD players from manufacturers like Toshiba supporting high-definition DVD and running Windows CE." Well, we'll have to see about that, won't we.
One-play Microsoft DVD is no hoax [Inquirer]