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Revised as of September 1, 2021
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§ 76.1904 Encoding rules for defined business models.
(a) Commercial audiovisual content delivered as unencrypted broadcast
television shall not be encoded so as to prevent or limit copying
thereof by covered products or, to constrain the resolution of the
image when output from a covered product.
(b) Except for a specific determination made by the Commission pursuant
to a petition with respect to a defined business model other than
unencrypted broadcast television, or an undefined business model
subject to the procedures set forth in § 76.1906:
(1) Commercial audiovisual content shall not be encoded so as to
prevent or limit copying thereof except as follows:
(i) To prevent or limit copying of video-on-demand or pay-per-view
transmissions, subject to the requirements of paragraph (b)(2) of this
(ii) To prevent or limit copying, other than first generation of
copies, of pay television transmissions, non-premium subscription
television, and free conditional access delivery transmissions; and
(2) With respect to any commercial audiovisual content delivered or
transmitted in form of a video-on-demand or pay-per-view transmission,
a covered entity shall not encode such content so as to prevent a
covered product, without further authorization, from pausing such
content up to 90 minutes from initial transmission by the covered
entity (e.g., frame-by-frame, minute-by-minute, megabyte by megabyte).
Goto Section: 76.1903 | 76.1905
Goto Year: 2020 |
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