Monday, December 19, 2005

Via a better blog: Legislating your A-hole.

Better blog ARS Technica on the shitty DRM bill introduced Friday by congessmen intent on breaking your TV:
"Calling the ability to convert analog video content to a digital format a 'significant technical weakness in content protection,' H.R. 4569 would require all consumer electronics video devices manufactured more than 12 months after the DTCSA is passed to be able to detect and obey a 'rights signaling system' that would be used to limit how content is viewed and used. That rights signaling system would consist of two DRM technologies, Video Encoded Invisible Light (VEIL) and Content Generation Management System—Analog (CGMS-A), which would be embedded in broadcasts and other analog video content."

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