Originally Posted by modrobert
No, that would be blackmail, even if it were never meant as such.
How about selling a full version of ACA-1221 which doesn't require any license handling at all at the highest price, just flash it without license code during production, and in parallel you sell the low price version with license handling.
I think the online retailers can deal with two versions of ACA-1221 in their systems, and both sides of this argument gets what they want.
Even better, give it two distinct model codes, so we can see in years to come which version we'll be buying secondhand when the drm systems have been shut down to enable the extra bits, and people can decide if they want to buy the crippled version or the full one, and the second hand values can reflect this properly.