Originally Posted by CrazyLinuxNerd
This will harm legit customers, and not piracy..
Pirates will by-pass, and legit customers will get penalized.. Here's why:
If you damage your media, but not to the extent of completely not working, it may cause minor read errors, and thus slow down loading time. If the aforementioned system is to be implemented it would block this media based on the fact it's loading a little slower.
Furthermore, if your media reader is slightly aged, after some time the laser can ware out. As such again, media will be blocked due to slower reading times. In this situation you will not be able to load any media...
The way I read it was that they were looking for stupidly-faster-than-normal loading speeds... not slower.
USB loading is always faster than drive, I presumed they were looking to spot that