In another terrible twist, DRM just got even more imposing. Slashdot is reporting
that the upcoming version of Windows desktop OS (Longhorn) will allow content providers to require an approved display.
The technology is "a new feature in Longhorn
(Protected Video Path - Output Protection Management) which detects the capabilities of the display devices you are using and manages how (and if at all) content is sent to it. In short, this means that if Longhorn detects that your monitor is not 'secure' enough, then your premium video content won't play on it until you buy one that is. Who gets to decide? The content providers of course."
More money for content providers or will this just ruin their market? Time will tell.