Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Human progress?! New technology?! Who needs that?!

Not the entertainment industry, apparently.

They're supporting a new piece of legislation that would freeze innovation, by allowing only entertainment products and electronics that support "customary historic use of broadcast content by consumers to the extent such use is consistent with applicable law."

If that law had been in place in the past, that would mean no VCRs, no tape recorders, no tv video cards, no TiVos, and no applications that would subvert the way entertainment is shared, watched online, or otherwise distributed.

If you want their vision of the future of the entertainment industry, imagine a boot stamping on a captive audience's face - forever. Now in HDTV!

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