The technology will also find its way into drives and players. When a disc is inserted in to a player, the RFID reader will verify whether a disc has been copied or if a movie is being played in the correct geographical location.
Consumers will be unable to make home backups of discs and store away originals for safe keeping.
According to Ritek, the technology holds the potential to protect the intellectual property of music companies, film studios and gaming and software developers worldwide. Apparently, a new RFID equipped DVD drive will perform the security check by hardware, and not require system drivers or specialized software.
The intent is to prevent users from creating software to circumvent the RFID mechanism.
The online enthusiast community however, has been successfully modifying driver firmware for a number of years