Sony will make it harder on pirates by introducing a new technology
called DNA-S this summer in Japan. The technology will use the
Playstation 2's online cabalities to authenticate the software titles.
Software that has not gone through the authenication process will not
The system will allow Sony to allow the use of game content solely on
one machine since the authentication process will transmit the game's
unique ID and individual Playstation 2 IDs. Varying levels of
permissions can be used under this system.
There are no plans as of yet to introduce this system in the U.S. How
such a system would be received in the U.S., with several privacy and
consumer rights advocacy moments,remains to be seen.