Security expert Bruce Schneier has some eye opening insights into the future of DMP – kind of a next generation DRM. DMP or digital manners policies goes way beyond just preventing the copying of MP3’s. These are technologies designed to remotely control and turn off personal electronics and even automobiles. Schneier questions whether these measures are necessary, and wonders what the potential for abuse is.

It used to be that just the entertainment industries wanted to control your computers — and televisions and iPods and everything else — to ensure that you didn’t violate any copyright rules. But now everyone else wants to get their hooks into your gear.

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