Senators skeptical of need to fill analog hole
by BILL HERMAN
Public Knowledge, publication date: 21 June 2006
"If I don’t want to break the law, I have to use an analog hole solution—options 2 or 3 above. Now, the studios are really upset about the analog hole because it gives consumers and other users (e.g., media literacy groups) the technical capacity to do things with content that the studio did not specifically authorize.
(Now about the hearing.)
Enter H.R. 4569, a bill mandating that all analog-to-digital converters respect a content protection scheme hand-chosen by the motion picture industry. Any encoder would have to recognize and obey CGMS-A, an encryption technology, and VEIL, a watermarking technology."