My NEC 2510 show the S/N you can get with Nero InfoTool, but I don't know if it's the real S/N ? Real S/N or not, it's an unique id...
code65536 wrote:If nobody has a tool to view this info in the first place, then how could anyone use this information?
DVDInfoPro is a tool to view this info, that can be downloaded free by anybody...
Well, my point is that it *used to be* that there was no such tool.
I think that this new DCB (Disc Control Block is what this thing is technically known as) viewing tool a fun toy to play with. A novelty for the optical-drive hardcore fans.
But I don't think it has any practical/useful value.
Here's a unique ID: 74798D34S2... just me randomly hitting on the keyboard. As long as people don't have access to what the unique ID means, it doesn't mean anything. And I think that, *IF* NEC or LiteOn even keeps a collection of such unique IDs, they probably have better things to do than to try to get discs that people have burned and see which of their burners burned it (how'd they get a hold of your personal discs anyway?).
It seems to me that this was probably something put in for internal diagnostic-type purposes. And that authors who create tools to read the DCB and then slap on the hot-button word "privacy" into their promotion of such a tool is unfairly taking advantage of a latent fear on the Internet. Kinda like the quacks at Gibson Research Corporation
who grossly overhype the need for security for profit.