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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > MPAA is About to Kill the Record Button on Your TV

MPAA is About to Kill the Record Button on Your TV

MPAA is About to Kill the Record Button on Your TV

Added: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
If you thought that the Broadcast Flag is a finally dead idea, you’d be wrong. As the reports say, the FCC has adopted SOC (Selectable Output Control), which means that it will be they, not you, who chooses what shows can be recorded on your TV.

The Broadcast Flag had a history within the years. Back in 2005 the American Library Association applied to the court of Appeals against the FCC over it. That happened because the FCC made an attempt to put in a broadcast flag allowing studios to choose the shows which are able to be recorded. That time the court ruled that the rules had exceeded the FCC’s authority.

However, that case didn’t stop the right owners to fight against their own customers: in 2006, Sen. Ted Stevens tried to reintroduce the flag again, alongside with Sen. John E. Sununu trying to strike the similar amendment, which failed. It was about to become a major sudden and quiet loss for the public, but the bill never passed after House had adjourned. That was a reprieve until now, as the FCC recently adopted the ruling regarding SOC, allowing to disable some outputs on set-top boxes in order to implement the copy protection for high-value content.

Of course, the MPAA is now salivating over the victory, saying in their press release that this action is very important for consumers, as they will have greater access to watch recent HD movies at home. But the MPAA is the only one who could consider this a victory, or at least the victory for people trapped at home. Those include elderly, the physically challenged, and parents who are unable to afford babysitters, as they get an easier access to films and shows.

If you would like to know what will a world of TV DRM be look like now, it’s easy to imagine just looking at the DVD vs. the CD. The latter doesn’t have limitations and can be used anywhere worldwide, while the first one has encoded DRM so you can’t skip ads and legally make a back-up copy (if the local laws prohibit it), and also have to worry about region codes.

The worst part is that corporate America not only owns the USA, but will now provide more confidence to expand it to the worldwide stage and encourage other countries to do the same. However, everyone knows this will not stop innovation but only direct it toward breaking the DRM.

As soon as recording TV programs becomes a crime in the country, we would also see people’s homes raided for illegal recording devices and PVRs. Will the USA still be a land of the free after that?

May 12th, 2010

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Date:  Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Comments (11) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-05-12 10:14:38)
Rockman avatarAs usual i am confused can someone please explain this to me better, what does Selectable Output Control mean i don t get it and how fast can the hackers of the world get software on line to bypass this latest threat, please explain not getting it - thanks a bunch . . and will the American Library Association and Pirate party and hopefull others be sueing the F.C.C. to stop this menace ? any one in congress brave enough to stop the F C C ! ?

thanks . .

posted by Blocked (2010-05-12 10:24:58)
2die4 avatarjust get a dvd recorder and send the signal thru the dvd recorder before it goes to the tv and you can record what ever you want and if that dosnt work then get one of the vcr to dvd recorders and record it to vcr then transfer it on to the dvd.

This wont work as its impossible to implemet.

posted by Kitty (2010-05-12 11:44:42)
Daewoo avatarHigh-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. Most of you have bought kit that contains this. It was sold as a wanted feature. 'HDMI with HDCP!'. What this does is to stop compliant devices working, that is they will not allow you to watch content in HD that is prohibited. And the people with the finger on the button are our friends who decide what you can and cannot do with YOUR kit.

I'm sorry but it is too late. All you hi-def kit is under the control of Big brother. They are already fighting to close the analogue hole, to stop you using old kit to get round this. But it is too late. Welcome to the future, where your TV/Blu-ray tells YOU what you can and cannot watch.

posted by Blocked (2010-05-12 12:13:27)
No avataryeah why not whats next.and for rockman try google its your best m8 in the world

posted by (2010-05-12 12:22:04)
Rockman avatarWeird my post isn t here and google what taker; lets hope hackers of the world can get us freeware to bypass this threat sceech it never ends, wonder what hollywood will invent next - later

posted by (2010-05-12 12:59:35)
SnakeyB avatarThanks SaM, This could turn out to be a good thing, as I believe is the case with them also trying to make public access internet a crime also. When all the people of the world find out that there TeVo, TiVo, PVR etc. has stopped working or will soon be, there will be (hopefully) a huge backlash of the average working people not being able to watch what they want, when they want. We as downloaders think we have a huge voice but we must stay partly in the shadows where as the people just trying to watch there daily/weekly shows have a voice that completely drowns out ours. We could finally have a common front to stand and take a little power from the MPAA, Brien, FCC etc.

@Rockman there are 1000,s of articles on Selectable Output Control.
As you will see they are selling it to the public (the same as always) as a good thing for the consumer, but once they have that control switch in there hands just watch what all of a sudden becomes selective TV.

posted by Blocked (2010-05-12 16:25:47)
No avatarrockman your the first one to comment on this post so its still here you ask about Selectable Output Control. and if check comment nr 6 he is so kind to even post link

posted by (2010-05-12 19:35:45)
Rockman avatarYep taker i got it seems like this new control might lead to bigger threats would't put it past the hollywood lawyers - later and who makes these calls and how do we know if it gets turned off . . byee

posted by (2010-05-13 09:13:01)
terrillcase30655 avatarI have DVR i doubt it will go byebye

posted by (2010-05-13 13:39:59)
kingtiger01 avatarand this is why im helping De-DRM projects...

posted by Site Friend (2010-05-15 17:40:25)
karakurachow avatarwhoo ty for the update

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