'Digital locks' future questioned

Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 1:12 AM EST

One of the world's largest hard disk manufacturers has blocked its customers from sharing online their media files that are stored on networked drives.

Western Digital says the decision to block sharing of music and audio files is an anti-piracy effort. The ban operates regardless of whether the files are copy-protected, or a user's own home-produced content.

At the BBC.

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