A story over at Slashdot is falling over itself to heap scorn on the Zune for no apparent reason. The story, which talks about perhaps attempting to stop Zunes from playing unauthorized copyrighted material, begins with, (I’m not making this up) “As if the Zune wasn’t already crippled and unpopular enough” and ends with “so this looks like just another nail in the coffin if [sic] the Zune.” There’s also plenty hyperbole to go around, labeling this potential update to prevent pirated media from being played as installing a “copyright cop on ever Zune”, whatever that means.

I’m not in favor of this software, but I wouldn’t care if they did roll it out. I’d rather watch my illegal TV on my 20″ widescreen monitor, and play my Nintendo DS while I’m on the go.