The Anti-Piracy and Content Protection Summit in Los Angeles last week had a number of interesting speakers, not least Sony Pictures CTO Spencer Stephens. With Sony just confirming that its new 4K player will debut in weeks, Stephens has revealed his wish-list for future 4K content protection. In addition to watermarking files with the identity of the user, the Sony CTO says that 4K players should have an Internet connection in order authenticate each video playback.
How was it? Microsoft considers players thieves and is an evil, greedy company (they want to earn money, what a shame) which cannot be trusted ever, while Sony's all in for the customer and it has a soul? No, I'm not making this up, this is a compilation of the best fanboy comments recently.
The irony is stunning. Of course it shouldn't be much of a surprise to anyone without a blindfold.