Posted by: robfixmycomputer | June 10, 2008

does the mpaa own you

Matthew Lasar of Ars Technica writes… “At the request of theatrical film makers, the Federal Communications Commission on Friday quietly launched a proceeding
on whether to let video program distributors remotely block consumers
from recording recently released movies on their DVRs. The technology
that does this is called Selectable Output Control (SOC), but the FCC
restricts its use. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
wants a waiver on that restriction in the case of high-definition
movies broadcast prior to their release as DVDs.”
full story…

see also techdirt…


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