"Remedial Action May Be Taken"
Kinect 2 is a core part of the Xbox One experience; always-connected, always listening out for voice commands and always watching. However, a patent for the device suggests that it can also be used to monitor how many people are looking at a piece of content such as a video or TV show, so the copyright holder can set a maximum viewer restriction... followed by "remedial action" if it's exceeded.
Extremetech, who spotted the relatively old patent, quotes thusly: "The users consuming the content on a display device are monitored so that if the number of user-views licensed is exceeded, remedial action may be taken." It, erm, doesn't get much blunter than that. The menacing-sounding "action" will likely be a prompt to purchase a pricier, larger license for the content in question.
MCV reports that the patent is indeed a little on the archaic side (dating from 2011), but that "industry sources" have confirmed that Kinect 2 will indeed support this system within the last month.
Just because Kinect 2 might allow for visual DRM doesn't mean that everyone has to use it. But it will be very interesting to see who does, and where this concept could lead going forward. Or, perhaps, do you think that this could just be a bunch of old cobblers? Patents frequently don't equate to practical real-world applications, after all.