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Microsoft patents spying on you with your TV's camera and fining you if there are too many people watching

Basically, when you buy or rent something like a movie, you’ll only be granted a “license” for a certain number of people to watch it. If Kinect detects more people in the room than you had a licence for, it can stop the movie, and even charge you extra. So if Microsoft has its way, you won’t just be renting movies any more. You’ll have to decide how many people are watching, and no doubt pay more. And if one extra person turns up to your movie night? So help you God, you are going to pay.


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People forget the stupidity of patents on all sides of the conflict.
 
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I really don't even know how to respond to this.. But I will say this I DO NOT agree with how major Company's are implementing technologies. Instead of enriching the experience for the consumer they are using it to fatten their wallets. Shame on you Microsoft.
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What the bloody hell...
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Can't wait till all these companies burn to the ground
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The Kinect is junk anyways I would never own one so this is useless for me.
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I guess unplugging the Kinect is too much work?
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simple solution. unplug the kinect. i already unplug or cover cameras.
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haha i called this when it first came out , man i should have made it a bet

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I guess unplugging the Kinect is too much work?

jinx.
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simple solution. unplug the kinect. i already unplug or cover cameras.

I can see it now....

-throw cover over camera
-ERROR! NO FACIAL RECOGNITION DETECTED. ALL MEDIA USAGE HALTED UNTIL FACIAL RECOGNITION IS ACTIVE.
    
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