Hollywood, CEA Disagree on Downloads
A group of Hollywood studios are lobbying the FCC to allow for a smaller window between the theatrical releases of movies and their availability for home viewing via downloads. However, the consumer electronics lobby opposes the move, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The studios are hoping to make this new regime possible, provided that certain anti-piracy guarantees can be made. However, the CEA’s senior vice president, Michael Calderone, told the Journal that the industry group is concerned that such a system “will allow them to choose among digital (connections) for competitive purposes. A TV set or a product without a certain (connection) would be cut off.”