FCC Approves Controversial TiVo Feature

Law360, New York (August 5, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission has approved TiVo’s system to allow subscribers to send copies of recorded shows over the internet, a technology that has met strong opposition from entertainment companies.

Entertainment companies, including film studios and sports broadcasters, hard argued the system would lead to mass online redistribution of movies and games. The Motion Picture Association of America, Hollywood's lobbying arm, and the National Football League were among the companies that had filed objections to TiVo's plan.

But in its unanimous decision, the FCC said there...
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