L.A. Times Blasts Analog Hole Legislation

“Hollywood already most of what Americans see on TV. Now a pair of representatives in Washington want to help Hollywood control how Americans see it — whether on their TV or some other new device. As a matter of both law and marketing, it’s a bad idea.

“The [movie] studios have an understandable interest in combating piracy. But Congress should not be mandating the technologies used to fight it, particularly when they aren’t proven. As Sony BMG learned when it used a new technology to prevent CDs from being copied, unanticipated glitches can inflict more than enough pain to offset any reduction in illegal copying.”

Los Angeles Times Editorial Page. Congressional Copycats. Dec. 30, 2005.

See also:

Declan McCullagh. Pro-Hollywood Bill Aims to Restrict Digital Tuners. Dec. 19, 2005.

The Hon. John Conyers, Jr. Comment #96. Dec. 19, 2005.

CopyCense. L.A. Times Crushes Big Content. Dec. 12, 2005.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

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01/05/2006 at 08:55

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