The EFF has published a report on the workings of the Digital Video Broadcasting project
, which is creating television standards for much of the world outside of the Americas. Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of DRM involved. "Consumers would never choose this future, so Hollywood will try to force it on them by regulatory fiat. DVB's imprimatur may put restrictive standards on the fast-track to becoming legally-enforced mandates, and existing laws already limit evasion of DRM even for lawful purposes. In effect, private DRM standards will trump national laws that have traditionally protected the public's interests and carefully circumscribed copyright holders' rights.
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