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Re: [dvd-discuss] (Slightly? OT) Moxi combo CD-MP3-PVR-DVD player

On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, Kroll, Dave wrote:

> `The wireless network will make it possible to connect the Media Center
> set-top box to remote televisions with the purchase of a $36 Media Center
> Extension. The remote television will share all of the capabilities of the
> base station, like recording programs, watching live shows and listening to
> CD's. Although it is technically possible to play DVD's remotely, because of
> intellectual property restrictions that function is not included in the
> system.'
> Maybe this is OT, but it does fit in with the theme of `unable to use your
> own property'.

On top of which, why do "intellectual property restrictions" prevent streaming
DVDs, but not CDs?

Do CDs somehow receive less protection under the law?

It should do both, or neither.  The split only serves to point out the
MPAA/DVDCCA/etc's "privilege".  How long until the RIAA jumps in and demands
the same "rights" to not stream?