Can cable block the Google TV revolution?
This is a pretty in-depth writeup on the state of internet TV, detailing what GoogleTV is currently having to deal with in its bid to enter the television market. In a nutshell, the cable companies are doing everything they possibly can to maintain their monopoly on TV distribution, much like the RIAA attempted to do. (Anyone remember how that turned out?)
In their bid to get the FCC to help Google TV and similar devices, “Sony/Google are asking the Commission to ignore copyright, patent, trademark, contract privity, licensing, and other legal rights and limitations that have been thoroughly documented,” the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) warned on Wednesday.