[mythtv-users] MPAA wants to stop DVRs from recording some movies

Ronald Frazier ron at ronfrazier.net
Mon Jun 9 23:01:09 UTC 2008

Their justification is so flawed.

It will help speed the adoption of DTV for the Feb 2009 switchover?
Please. In what way? People are going to say "well, I wasn't going to
buy a HDTV, but now that some movies are being shown a few months
earlier I guess I've got to get one"? Yeah...somehow I'm not buying it

Second, the issue is about stopping casual piracy. Except the DVRs
that this would mostly effect (mostly TiVo and cable companies) are
also the devices that do not allow sharing recordings. So it's
basically "we need this so we can stop you from doing things you
already can't do"

Finally. The broadcast flag was already struck down. How is this
anything other than the broadcast flag (except for the fact that they
don't actually use the term "broadcast flag")?


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