TiVo Plans To Fight Hollywood

“In filings with the Federal Communications Commission, the organizations say the new technology could compromise the copyrights of shows that broadcasters send over the airwaves in digital form, which offers much higher sound and video quality than what viewers typically get today.

The organizations fear that computer enthusiasts would capture those programs and begin trading them online in the same way that millions of music files are shared daily, which record companies have said has cut into their profit. TiVo Inc. insists its system will not allow such mass Internet distribution.”

Will people abuse the TiVo product? Sure, but this is such a small percentage that it would probably have little effect on overall revenue. TiVo’s new services include the ability to send a recorded program outside the house to other people. Networking will play an important role in upcoming TiVo products.

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