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    Kincet news

    Always wondered what it would be like to be spied on in your own home? Then you need Kinect. That isn't exactly the sales pitch but have a look at this:

    Microsoft has filed for a Kinect-related patent, and itís a doozy of an application. The abstract describes a camera-based system that would monitor the number of viewers in a room and check to see if the number of occupants exceeded a certain threshold set by the content provider. If there are too many warm bodies present, the device owner would be prompted to purchase a license for a greater number of viewers.

    No, really. Itís that blunt. From the abstract: ďThe 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.Ē

    Microsoft’s new Kinect patent goes Big Brother, will spy on you for the MPAA | ExtremeTech
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    Re: Kincet news

    Quote Originally Posted by Voudoun View Post
    Always wondered what it would be like to be spied on in your own home? Then you need Kinect. That isn't exactly the sales pitch but have a look at this:



    Microsoft’s new Kinect patent goes Big Brother, will spy on you for the MPAA | ExtremeTech

    read about this on ars - messed up.

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    That's Microsoft for you
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    yea fuck that shit. its why people pirate.
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    Re: Kincet news

    Welp, there goes the neighborhood!
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    Whaaa? This is crazy. Good thing I don't have a kinect.
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    Re: Kincet news

    That's shit. The amount of viewers in one session doesn't matter, it's how many people own it. And anyway, you could easily trick the check by standing single file while it's checking. Unless it's the whole duration...
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    or turn it the other direction towards the neighbors house lol. but then you get banned off xbox life for modifying your console.
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    Re: Kincet news

    there would be a number of ways to trick it - i think this is not going to be marketed towards home users (ie, you and me).

    my best guess is this will be used to create a new market of micro theaters, which is brilliant. why should all the new movies force you to file into a theater where dangerous things happen, when most people who wont go to a theater will just pirate it anyways? why not give these people an opportunity to pay to view and show these movies?

    assuming i am correct, this is a brilliant move and rip a new ass in the market. if i'm right though, expect theater corporations to either fight it or muscle in on it best they can.

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