News reports (extremetech) indicate that Microsoft has filed for a patent whereby
“The users consuming the content on a display device are monitored so that if the number of user-views licensed is exceeded, remedial action may be taken.”
No doubt George Orwell’s Telescreen (from the novel 1984) will be cited as prior art in opposition. The Telescreen allowed the Party to keep its subjects under constant surveillance thereby encouraging a climate of self surveillance. Replace ‘the Party’ with MPAA and you pretty much have it.
HT: Francis K – who brought this story to my attention.