September 4, 2000

Industry groups involve FCC in digital TV copy protection dispute

Author: JT Smith

The MPAA and other copyright holders are worried about people making flawless (digital) copies of movies and other material broadcast in the new digital HDTV format, and want the FCC to help them. The Home Recording Rights Coalition, made up of companies that make the recording devices, wants consumers to have the same rights they have now to make copies of analog broadcasts with VCRs. Both groups are lobbying the FCC like mad. Story @ Inter@active Week.
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