Sorry to spread a possible spam, but anyone have proof on this? > http://www.latimes.com/business/la-0...lines-business > > As the makers of personal video recorders broaden the >appeal of their revolutionary devices, a group of >Hollywood studios is attacking the > recorders' core functions. > > ... > The suit filed by MGM, Fox, Universal Studios and Orion >Pictures goes furthest, arguing that it's illegal to let >consumers record and store shows based on the genre, >actors or other words in the program description. This ?>claim threatens not just the ReplayTV devices, some > copyright experts say, but all recorders like it. > > >http://news.com.com/2100-1023-817485...y=cnet&tag=owv > > > >TV networks, film studios and consumer electronics >companies are homing in on a technology they hope will >keep consumers from swapping TV shows and movies in >Napster-like fashion online. > > > >The new drive, under the auspices of the longstanding >cross-industry Copy Protection Working Group , is just one >part of a growing effort to keep television from becoming >the newest front in the digital > >piracy wars. > > > > > >As broadcast TV turns digital this year, studios are >looking for ways to control how shows are recorded and technologies that could ultimately bar consumers from >freely recording TV programs from the airwaves.