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FCC Allows Blocking of Set-Top Box Outputs

May 7th, 2010 05:17 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

bth write with this excerpt of an AP story as carried by Yahoo: “Federal regulators are endorsing Hollywood’s efforts to let cable and satellite TV companies turn off output connections on the back of set-top boxes to prevent illegal copying of movies. … In its decision Friday, the agency stressed that its waiver includes several important conditions, including limits on how long studios can use the blocking technology. The FCC said the technology cannot be used on a particular movie once it is out on DVD or Blu-Ray, or after 90 days from the time it is first used on that movie, whichever comes first.”

Source: FCC Allows Blocking of Set-Top Box Outputs

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