MPAA wants to control your TV, and stereo, and DVR

August 1, 2008 · Posted in At the Movies ..., I (heart) Tivo, Politics, Tech - Hardware 

MPAA’s SOC or Selectable Output Control permanent waiver request is complicated and probbably best described with pretty pictures like this video:

Here are some nice write-ups:
Public Knowledge
EFF

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One Response to “MPAA wants to control your TV, and stereo, and DVR”

  1. liv in greensboro on August 2nd, 2008 11:16 AM

    The problem is, which I don’t get why they haven’t figured out yet, is that still someone will figure out a way around it. I mean this is America, the land of criminals, tinkerers, and MacGuyvers….

    Secondly the groups they’re targeting aren’t ones who would typical take advantage of the system, and those who would (or are capable of) generally are still fond of visiting the theater to enjoy 30 foot screens and THX sound.

    They need to continue to deploy 3-D theater technology, to keep the appeal up.