[mythtv-users] Their Baaaacccckkk!
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 03:43:53 UTC 2006
On 2/9/06, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
> from Arstechnica:
> *HBO wants its programming to be off-limits for DVRs*
> 2/9/2006 2:03:29 PM, by Eric Bangeman <mailto:eric at arstechnica.com>
> Although the courts shot down the FCC's attempt to enforce the broadcast
> flag, the networks are moving full steam ahead on getting the flag
> written into law one way or another. So far, one bill has been
> introduced <http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20051218-5797.html>
> that would plug the so-called "analog hole," and there have been a
> number of Congressional hearings
> <http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/broadcast-flag.ars> on piracy
> and copyright. No matter what the venue, the mantra of the media
> industry has been the same: restrictions on what consumers can do with
> their broadcasts are absolutely necessary in order to stop piracy and
> keep the networks in business.
> HBO has joined the fray with a recent FCC filing
> in which it argues that its programming—and all "Subscription Video On
> Demand" services—should fall into the category of "Copy Never." In a
> broadcast-flagged world, that translate into consumers not being able to
> record content broadcast by HBO. No TiVo, no VCR, no video capturing on
> your PC, /no nada/.
oh well, at least HBO doesn't have any content worth watching any more anyway.
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