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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