[mythtv-users] Broadcast Flag Article mentions MythTV and quotes
acs at hourglassone.com
Thu Mar 3 20:43:02 UTC 2005
Goes with the territory.. Corporations have been fighting technology since
the dawn of time.. Ref: Audio Cassettes, Video Cassettes, CDs, DVDs, MP3,
and now digital video.
I can't think of any circumstance where they've won. You can't fight the
progress of technology. You can try, but you'll lose. There will always
On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Neil Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 10:41:31AM -0800, Geoff Scott wrote:
> >Given one of the posters thoughts, which I think are really good, how
> >about something like:
> >"The Big Media Companies are about to buy you. The Government is
> >about to sell you. Do you want to be a digital slave?"
> >"Imagine a world with no fast forward buttons"
> Ultimately the broadcast flag will take away our VCRs. VCRs will be
> phased out in favour of DVRs which, when honouring the broadcast flag,
> will be less functional. No more time shifting.
> Ultimately, I think this law will fail. Even if it's passed, there will
> be mass civil disobedience. There will be a work around. There always
> is. People will simply buy offshore devices that shipped in brown paper
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