Sony Patents Technology to Block Secondhand Games
Sony’s PlayStation division has patented technology that may abolish the used game market by blocking the use of secondhand games on a console. Individual game discs will be associated with a given user’s account and won’t run on someone else’s.
The patent document, filed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, reads:
The patent goes on to describe how the technology could be used to temporarily grant access or limit the number of uses for a piece of software.