FCC proposes mandatory Digital Rights Management

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  1. Prince_Serendip

    Prince_Serendip Registered Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    August 30, 2002
    Security Alert: FCC proposes mandatory Digital Rights Management

    With efforts to mandate copy protection of digital TV broadcasts stalled in the United States Congress, Hollywood and the RIAA -- together with two Congressmen who are working on their behalf -- have approached the FCC. Also see here http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-02-231A1.pdf

    Legislators Billy Tauzin and John Dingell, after failing to pass legislation in the house, have written the FCC, asking it to mandate built-in hardware copy protection in all devices that might record or receive a digital broadcast.

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    :rolleyes: Oh, great! Here we go again!
  2. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

    Feb 10, 2002
    I will be surprised if this is actually passed.

    Fair-use seems to be a touchy topic these days... although it is very debatable on how far fair-use should extend.
    I see no reason why users shouldn't be able to record TV shows digitally on PVRs. However, the new "sharing" feature may have to be removed (or at least restricted to be only on a house LAN - which would still give the benefit of watching a show anywhere in the house - much like that of a VCR).

  3. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

    Feb 3, 2003
    on the sofa
    lol if you keep that up im give you the title bearer of bad news lol=) wink eye
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