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And note that there is a pattern to it. Just like in the GeoHotz case it's their aggressive DRM which gets them in trouble:

"So why aren't theater personnel simply removing the 3-D lenses? The answer is that it takes time, it costs money, and it requires technical know-how above the level of the average multiplex employee. [...] issues with the Sonys are more than mechanical. Opening the projector alone involves security clearances and Internet passwords, 'and if you don't do it right, the machine will shut down on you.'".




I wonder if the reason for these draconian measures is preventing piracy at the projector. Why else would you prohibit people from opening their projectors if that is necessary to change the lens?


One article I read about this mentioned that it takes several passwords and a significant time investment just to _open the camera_ to change the 3-d lenses. So yeah. I'd say it's draconian piracy prevention at work :)


> One article I read about this mentioned that it takes several passwords and a significant time investment just to _open the camera_

I can't tell. Are you being sarcastic?


Hah. I had read an article previously maybe a day or two earlier, maybe even from HN, and was just looking at the comments on this one since I already knew the gist of the story :) That's what I get for silly and not frequenting the comments enough I guess. :)


It's in the linked article.


And quoted in the ancestor comment, too.

My "are you being sarcastic" is because phuff's wording made it sound as if she/he thought they were introducing new information ... ;)




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