This story about Sony losing the battle to stop a supplier selling mod chips for Playstations is very interesting. Essentially, the Playstation had the first real form of DRM — you couldn’t play copies of games without patching the hardware.

This ruling says that mod chips are not an infringement of copyright. I wonder how long it will be before we see similar test cases with CD players, DVD players and so on. I think this decision, however insignificant it might seem now, will potentially bring about the downfall of DRM.

But hell, what do I know? 😉