Friday, September 12, 2003

Hollywood & Washington decide what you can't keep

DVR/PVR owners should be up in arms over the latest FCC rules coming down from Washington that seek to placate the Hollywood Industrial Complex.

SHOWBIZDATA is reporting that the Federal Communications Commission has issued new rules for recording programs off digital television - and while DVR/PVR users may record movies that are broadcast on pay-per-view or video-on-demand channels temporarily, they may NOT copy them onto DVD! The ruling was seen as a compromise with the motion picture industry, which had sought to bar all recordings of movies. The new rules also permit consumers to make unlimited numbers of recordings of programs broadcast over the air and to make one copy of those carried by cable networks.


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