Where there's a bill, there's a way

Where there's a bill, there's a way

Summary: Via ZDNet reader Steven Ackerman who saw it on FurdLog which links to the LATimes story on Congressional Copycats who said "Interestingly, even the industry’s hometown paper doesn’t think it’s a good idea": The [Analog Hole] bill aims to prevent pirates from slipping through the analog hole to copy movies or television programs, then converting them into digital files that could be swapped on the Internet or burned onto DVDs....

SHARE:
TOPICS: Tech Industry
2

Via ZDNet reader Steven Ackerman who saw it on FurdLog which links to the LATimes story on Congressional Copycats who said "Interestingly, even the industry’s hometown paper doesn’t think it’s a good idea":

The [Analog Hole] bill aims to prevent pirates from slipping through the analog hole to copy movies or television programs, then converting them into digital files that could be swapped on the Internet or burned onto DVDs....this legislation won't stop determined video pirates, who will find other ways to make bootlegs. Its effect would be mainly on typical TV viewers, who would be prevented from doing a number of things they expect to be able to do with video.

Exactly. 

Topic: Tech Industry

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Talkback

2 comments
Log in or register to join the discussion
  • But David...

    We know that it's NOT about real pirates.

    It's about limiting the options of the average consumer so they can then sell those options back to us. They are attempting to create new revenue streams NOT protect against pirates.
    Tim Patterson
    • Uh oh. Does that mean the dirty secret..

      is out?

      db

      ps: investors rejoice.
      dberlind