Hey babytronics see my comments later in the thread. I agree with you in a sense, but I think it might just be new hdcp type protection or DRM which is put on new bluray disks. Others have stated that they think it is a trend that is going on now and in the future you will have your bluray disk tied to your own player and system and it will not play on someone else's player. I agree it is probably the goal, but it might be technically hard to implement.
I have this to add though. In the mid 1980's I was using a comodore 64 computer at my job to help print letters to customers and make up a form we could use to fill out the way we did a job and to help with billing. Something done almost all the time now.
We got this promo disk from someone who wanted to show us their system of doing paperwork etc and it came on a 5-1/4" disk which was the normal thing to use on a C-64 disk drive. It was timed so that we could use it for only 30 days and I cold not figure out how that was done. The C-64 had no internal clock and booted up to Jan 1, 1980 every time. The disk was write protected as well. So how did the program know how much time had passed from the time we first used the disk until I booted it up to Jan 1, 1980 exactly 30 days later?
This might be the way this copy protection is going to be done. Who knows?
I am going to search to try to find a way to defeat it. There is always a way to do it, but it might be difficult. In this country there is always someone left who does not want to be told how he can use something he buys. This includes everything from a shovel to a dvd disk or bluray disk. If I didnt buy the right to own the movie and only have bought the right to view it, then how can they take that right away by making the disk not be read by my player at some time in the future? In fact if the disk fails they should have to replace it as I did not buy the movie and disk, but only the right to view it? Perhaps a clever lawyer will figure out how to get Holleywood to honor their contracts with we who bought the disks.