RE: The Future: A Cat Litter Box and DRM
This malicious feature is an example of what we call DRM: Digital Restrictions Management. DRM is unjust wherever it occurs.
DRM and other malicious functionalities like this are typically found in software that isn’t free/libre. Which is one of the reasons why all software should be free/libre. For more reasons, see
You can join our campaign to abolish DRM at DefectiveByDesign.org.