You know, we hate
Chicken Little as much as the next person, but man the sky might be falling. Everyone here at HDBeat knows you're going
to need HDCP to watch HD
on your PC, but now
it appears that alone won't be enough to enjoy the disc you bought for your computer, since every PC will have to pay a
license fee for HDCP. The fee is $15,000 annually with a per device cost of $0.005, which of course seems like nothing
until you consider this means no white boxes. We know that not all of you build your own, but it's still nice to have
the option, and of course this goes for those who hope to upgrade their video card to support the new standard as well.
So it appears with this fee anyone who wants to watch the next generation HD on
will need to buy a new PC from one of the big boys.