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Selectable output control *isn’t* going to lead to earlier online releases.

Selectedable output control *isn’t* going to lead to earlier online releases, just break your tV

MPAA stupidity (well, outright lies really) about why they needed Selectable Output Control (that turns off digital outputs when a studio or broadcaster feels like turning your outputs off):

Oh, and my favorite part is how the MPAA is playing this. Acting MPAA boss Bob Pisano put out thefollowing statement when the FCC’s announcement was made on May 17th:

“This action is an important victory for consumers who will now have far greater access to see recent high definition movies in their homes. And it is a major step forward in the development of new business models by the motion picture industry to respond to growing consumer demand…” (emphasis added)

So, gee, what does Pisano have to say, just a few days later when it turns out that none of that is true?

When asked about the studios’ plans late last week, Bob Pisano, the president of the Motion Picture Association of America, said, “I can’t tell you that, because I don’t know.” To comply with antitrust law, he added, “we stay out of business-model decisions.”


Uh huh. So, let me get this straight. He argued — successfully — to the FCC, that granting this waiver to break people’s TVs and DVRs would certainly create new business models and allow much more content to be available earlier. But, when it comes to actually supporting that, he claims that the MPAA “stays out” of business model decisions? So, how could he possibly have promised such “new business models” to the FCC in the first place?


If it comes from the RIAA or the MPAA it’s almost certainly not true or based on facts.