Wireless Japanese payment system to launch

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Wireless Japanese payment system to launch

The number two Linux kernel man has spoken out against a plan by the entertainment industry to put uniquely identifying information on disk drives. The Register has revealed that the new industry-standard ATA hardware spec includes copyright protection placed directly onto drives used by PCs, digital media players such as TiVo and Replay, and MP3 players.

In related news, the cable television industry is working on a means of controlling what users of cable can do with content delivered by their systems.

For more on the disk drive story, see and For more on the cable industry scheme, see