U.S. Said to Let Movie Studios Use Anti-Piracy Technology on TV

By Michael Silbergleid

Bloomberg Businessweek reports that “U.S. regulators will let the film industry use anti-piracy technology on home television equipment so studios can offer first-run movies over cable and satellite services, according to two officials with the Federal Communications Commission.

“Studios may temporarily disable outputs on home equipment to guard against illicit copying of first-run films, the FCC’s media bureau is to announce in a decision due out today, according to the officials, who asked not to be identified in advance of the announcement.”

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