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[FYI] US: Fast Forward to be Outlawed under IPPA


Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Fast Forward to be Outlawed under IPPA

Further Analysis of The Intellectual Property Protection Act (HR 
2391) by Wired via PVRblog [via Nip]:

However, under the proposed language, viewers would not be allowed to 
use software or devices to skip commericals or promotional 
announcements "that would otherwise be performed or displayed before, 
during or after the performance of the motion picture," like the 
previews on a DVD.  

see also: Commercial skipping is piracy? and EFF says Public Has 
Right to Skip or Mute Movie Scenes

posted by Kevin J. Heller, Attorney-at-Law @ 4:07 PM   0 

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