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

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue May 11 13:06:36 UTC 2010

On Tuesday 11 May 2010 05:35:44 am Ronald Frazier wrote:
> > In a way I sympathize with the cable operators, do they have to hire
> > someone to keep track of what moves can be "protected", what is released
> > on DVD or BR and when etc.?
> Yep, poor cable operators. They get the extra rights to broadcast pay
> per view movies up to 3 months before they come out on DVD/BR, giving
> them the ability to make a nice profit being the (temporarily)
> exclusive source for those movies for their customers. I'm sure
> they'll be crying all the way to the bank.

That was a little bit tongue in cheek.

My point is that they will cry that it is too much trouble to comply with the 
provisions of the rulemaking, and will almost certainly just "protect" 
everything. The limitations are bogus, and will be ignored, just like many 
cable operators now encrypt local stations that they are not supposed to.

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