Generally we tend to believe that newer products we buy or download, the more efficient and high tech they become. However, this is certainly not the case for the new versions of iTunes and certainly not for the latest TiVo Series3 HD.
This article that I found on Electronic Frontier Foundation website discusses the involvement of Hollywood, and the FCC on Digital Rights Management restrictions, and how this affects us as TV viewers/users. Meanwhile, the article provides basic history of the digital cable DRM and the ways in which Hollywood intruded with the FCC's proceeding to enforce CableCARD-compatible devices incorporated DRM.
However, the FCC's proceeding did place some limits on the DRM. Furthermore, the article gives us 5 ways in which TV viewers and users can fight back against the Digital TV DRM.
http://reviews.cnet.com/4531-10921_7-6650194.html - John P. Falcone on Cnet