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Hollywood Attempting to Prohibit Recording of Some TV Programs After 2006

WiredNews is reporting that the motion picture industry is negotiating for the right to block the recording of some televised programming once broadcasters begin delivering digital television signals to American homes in 2006. This would have the effect of making next-generation digital video recorders, like today's TiVo and ReplayTV, incapable of recording certain broadcast programming at the discretion of the broadcaster.

According to the article, SonicBlue's Chief Technology Officer said, "Ultimately, we think it would be damaging to the customers if they couldn't time-shift their shows." We agree.

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