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FCC accepting comments about MPAA proposal

This Slashdot story details a proposal the Motion Picture Association of America has submitted to the FCC. The proposal would allow the MPAA to use Selectable Output Control (SOC) on the distribution of high-definition films, which would prevent consumers from saving them to (e.g.) a DVR. The MPAA claims their proposal would benefit consumers because it would allow them to distribute these films on cable and satellite networks before they are released on DVD, and because it would provide consumers an “incentive” to buy and HDTV before the digital transition.

Here are the comments I sent the FCC:

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Written by whereofwecannotspeak

June 15, 2008 at 11:05 am

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