Sunday, November 21, 2004

Move Away From the Remote, and Just watch the Commerical

So, I just have to wonder, how on earth were they planning on enforcing THIS particular element of the IPPA?

Technology Review (MIT)


"How can this be possible? Because language that makes fast-forwarding through commercials illegal—no doubt inserted at the behest of lobbyists for the advertising industry—was inserted into a bill that would allow people to fast forward past objectionable sections of a recorded movie (and I bet you already thought that was OK). And that’s but one, albeit scary, scenario that may come to pass if the Intellectual Property Protection Act is enacted into law. Deliberations on this legislation will be one of the tasks for the lame-duck Congress that commenced this week."