Digital Hollywood: No Resolution

Studios, cable and satellite companies, TV makers, and consumers will all lose until copyright issues over high-definition content are sorted out

Imagine this: The latest sci-fi thriller is finally being shown on your premium-cable channel in crystal-clear, high-definition video. So you switch on your new digital TV, record the film on a digital videorecorder, upload it to your computer, and zap it off to your sister in Boston, who has been dying to see it. Is this a vision of the digital future, or is it Hollywood's worst nightmare? The answer: both.

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