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Philips Targets Wireless TV Retransmission At Home 367

cadfael links to this EE Times story, excerpting: "Philips is attempting to start yet another industry initiative to tackle digital rights management, this time focusing on the wirelessly networked home. 'At stake here,' said Leon Husson, executive vice president of consumer businesses at Philips Semiconductors, 'is the "free-floating" copyrighted content that will soon be "redistributed" or "rebroadcast" to different TV sets throughout a home by consumers using wireless networking technologies like IEEE802.11.'"
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Philips Targets Wireless TV Retransmission At Home

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  • Enough Already!! (Score:3, Informative)

    by MantridDronemaker ( 541253 ) on Monday January 14, 2002 @02:21PM (#2837162) Homepage
    Enough already! This is getting ridiculous, soon we're going to get fined or executed or something if you're watching your TV and someone who does not have a valid MSNBC license to see that programming walks in the room and happens to look at your screen.
  • Re:Note.. (Score:3, Informative)

    by arkanes ( 521690 ) <arkanes@[ ] ['gma' in gap]> on Monday January 14, 2002 @02:34PM (#2837262) Homepage
    Well, there aren't any successfull capitalist countries, either, in the true sense of the word capitalist. So get off your high horse.

    You may now finish patting yourself on the back for pointing out a non-existent hypocracy amongst slashdot readership.

  • Re:Retransmission? (Score:3, Informative)

    by Dr.Dubious DDQ ( 11968 ) on Monday January 14, 2002 @03:07PM (#2837487) Homepage
    This is like calling hooking up your vcr between your tv and the cable box "retransmission"

    Yes. It is (according to legislators/MPAA). See 'Macrovision'. Ever wonder why those 'Macrovision decoder' boxes were criminalized?...

  • I disagree:
    Sec. 107. - Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

    Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include -


    the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;


    the nature of the copyrighted work;


    the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and


    the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

    The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors

    item 4 is ver interesting IMHO.

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