"By supporting what is referred to as â€˜Selectable Output Controlâ€™, both the MPAA and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA), are betraying assurances recently given to the Congress and to consumers. In Senate hearings in February and March, and in an April House hearing, the HRRC warned that the MPAA 'agenda' included gaining the power to turn off home interfaces arbitrarily, by remote control, based on copy protection considerations. HRRC pointed out that this could deny all high-definition television (HDTV) viewing to certain consumers, as well as eliminating home recording."
On the same page, you will find the submissions to FCC from MPAA, NCTA and the retailers coalition CERC, which consists of BB, CC, GG, RS and others. This should clarify a lot for me but I have to read it in detail as I'm unfamiliar with the PHILA context.
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