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    Tivo At Mercy of MPAA; Pirates At Mercy of No One

    INFO TECHNOLOGY: Wes Felter comments:

    TiVo filed with the FCC to have their TiVoGuard DRM system approved so that it can touch broadcast-flagged content. My first impression of the system is that it must have cost a fortune to design and implement. But the MPAA isn't even satisfied; they demand even more control and complexity even though it won't make a dent in unauthorized copying. How many tens of millions of dollars will be wasted by the broadcast flag?

    While the MPAA is giving well-meaning Tivo a hard time, Bit Torrent grows as the new channel for video distribution. Looks like the MPAA hasn't learned a thing from the RIAA's "Win a battle; Lose the war" strategy.

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