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[FYI] Hollywood bekaempft selbst legales Kopieren


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                   DIGITAL television broadcasters are stopping their
                                  viewers from recording pay-per-view
                                  films by using a secret chip hidden
                                  inside set-top decoders.

                                  The chip, made by Macrovision, a
                                  Californian company, can be switched
                                  on or off by the broadcaster, and
                                  prevents viewers from recording
                                  films or other programmes they have
                                  paid for, and watching them later.

                                  Broadcasting law allows viewers to
                                  record programmes for their own use,
                                  but not for commercial use. However,
                                  a spokesman for BSkyB said they are
                                  compelled by Hollywood studios to
                                  use the system on its digital
                                  pay-per-view film channels.

                                  "We cannot negotiate on this. We are
                                  bound by Hollywood, which is
                                  concerned about movies we broadcast
                                  shortly before they go on rental in
                                  video shops," the spokesman said.
                                  "It is a bit of a nightmare if you
                                  are falling asleep in front of the
                                  television and want to tape the end
                                  of the film."


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