You don’t need me to get all snarky about the DRM scheme Western Digital has added to its new My Book NAS-enabled external hard drives, not when Austin at the Register is doing such a good job of it.
Austin points out that the new drive won’t let you copy another user’s media files (wma, mp3, etc.) across the network, because it can’t verify your licenses for said media.
Look, Western D, I appreciate what you’re trying to do here, saving us from the evils of piracy and all, but it’s not your job. Your job is to make storage, and make it accessible, period. If the RIAA is slipping you a little something-something under the table, well, then I’m going to start looking at Seagate, among others.