PlayReady 3.0 DRM for Windows 10 A Bad Thing for 4K?

Microsoft’s PlayReady 3.0 DRM, which is set to be released with Windows 10, is raising some red flags about restrictive and invasive digital rights management.

It seems like the impetus is to provide “secure” 4K streaming and increase the market for 4K streaming services on computers running Windows.

The biggest concern is that users will be compelled to use this technology if they want to stream in 4K.  This has not been confirmed yet.

If a movie is playing in a movie theater right now, and you would like to have access to it on your Windows PC, they might make it available on some Windows PCs that have the higher bar for content protection [PlayReady 3.0 DRM]. — Nishanth Lingamneni (Microsoft)