Now Hollywood Wants Analog To Digital Converters As Well
from the oh,-come-on dept
Found on Politech is news that not only does the entertainment industry want to take over all digital devices, they also think we need to install copyright protection on every analog to digital converter. The article is quite alarmist, and is certainly written with the idea of stirring people up, but it does make some good points about the ridiculousness of the plan. As the article says, if Hollywood could get this done, you wouldn’t be able to talk on your mobile phone if you were too close to a radio playing music, because the analog to digital converter would notice the song was copyrighted and would shut down. Whether or not such technology would ever really work well enough is certainly questionable. I would also imagine that the added expense on just about every device imaginable would be ridiculous.