[LINK] US FCC to allow blocking STBs

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Sat May 8 15:27:13 AEST 2010

On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 10:09 PM, Jan Whitaker <jwhit at janwhitaker.com> wrote:

> [not sure how they can technically do this, but
> then again, it may be confusion by the writer]

Given the comment "The FCC said the technology cannot be used on a
particular movie once it is out on DVD or Blu-Ray" I'm presuming that this
is for Cable TV, and probably more likely for On-Demand cable TV only.

In almost every case the Cable company owns the boxes for cable TV, and is
capable of remotely upgrading/reprogramming the cable boxes to do basically
anything they want them to...


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