from the above article:
The new, Internet-connected and secure players will report any "hack" and the device can be disabled remotely.
And from a new er article:
The Inquirer is running an article detailing how Blu-Ray drives for the Playstation 3 will cost Sony a small fortune. It turns out that at the release of the console in the first half of 2006, Sony will have to pay more than $100 per drive which will dramatically increase the unit cost of the PS3
So, what does it come down to? Sony is going to charge us more money for the right to fuck us over if we do things like take out region coding... Fuck them. I don't think I want Blue Ray or PS3.