[mythtv-users] FCC allows blocking of set-top box outputs

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Sat May 8 10:39:30 UTC 2010

Mache Creeger <mache at creeger.com> says:
> On slashdot
> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100507/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_fcc_movie_recordings

Not ideal, but it could've been worse. The blocking is only for:

1. Component jacks, and applies only to
2. Films that are sold on pay-per-view while they are still available
   in theaters, and
3. Must end within 90 days or when DVDs/Blu-rays are available,
   whichever is earlier

Since there aren't yet any movies that fall under #2, the blocking
doesn't actually eliminate any content that is currently
available. The sunset provision is quite nice, under the
circumstances. Still, I do hope lots of people who connect their
settop boxes and HDTVs with component cable complain.

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