Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday April 26, 2016

MPAA Says Pirate Sites Will Take Advantage of Set-Top Box Proposals

The Motion Picture Association of America is afraid that pirates are going to build a black market business if the set-top box market in the United States is opened up. Really? Why would crooks need approval from the FCC to make illegal black boxes. They do that now already. roll eyes (sarcastic)

Earlier this year the Federal Communications Commission promised to "tear down anti-competitive barriers" by opening up the set-top box market in the United States and freeing consumers from $20 billion a year in rental charges. The proposals have spooked content owners, not least the MPAA who fear that pirate sites will take the opportunity to build a "black market" business.