Movie theaters join fight against MPAA’s anti-DVR initiative
With the MPAA trying to restrict DVR users from recording new releases at home, movie theater owners are attempting to band together against them because of the negative effects it might have on theaters.
A Hollywood proposal to block DVR recording capability on some cable-distributed movies has been met with alarm by NATO—that is, the National Association of Theater Owners. The trade association’s Vice President told the Federal Communications Commission yesterday that the idea, floated by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), could have “a devastating effect,” causing “the destruction of neighborhood movie theaters across the country.”
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