Digital TV Copy Protection
farrellj at stonehenge.pronym.org
Sun Apr 28 18:08:31 EDT 2002
In this article here:
It seems that people stateside have agreed to a way to copy-protect DTV
broadcasts so that you can only display them on the TV, and not record
them. Philips, the people who invented the CD have been championing the
cause of "Fair Use", and was the lone disenting voice at these
talks...(from the article):
'Philips Consumer Electronics CEO Larry Blanford called on lawmakers to
establish a forum that would examine how the standards would affect
consumers' rights to reuse or record digital works for their personal use.
"The process by which decisions are being reached is not open or fair ...
(and is) being decided by a few companies through secretive contractual
If you remember, Philips has already spoken out against the use of
copy-protection, and has threatened to revoke the "Compact Disk - Digital
Audio" certification for these copy-protected disks, since they no longer
fully adhere to that standard.
It might be an idea contact Philips Canada and see about possibly partnering
with them for common causes.
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