Movie studios again demand HDTV disabling powers from FCC

Boy does this sound just awful. Any time a group of corporations are trying to do something that they can’t clearly explain why it’s clearly beneficial to the consumers, is probably not going to.


The Motion Picture Association of America has once again asked the Federal Communications Commission for the right to selectively control output streams to the TV entertainment systems of consumers. "The pro-consumer purpose" (!) request "is to enable movie studios to offer millions of Americans in-home access to high-value, high definition video content," three MPAA biggies explained during a meeting they held with seven FCC Media Bureau staffers last Thursday.