Fight escalates on HDTV copy protection

An article from CNet reports that Representative Lamar Smith (R,TX), made a speech June 10th explicitly warning the FCC that future regulations for HDTV should "have an adverse affect on how consumers may legitimately use lawfully acquired entertainment products."

This is in marked contrast to Senator Hollings (D,SC) bill (introduced last year) that would require such copy protection to be embedded into HDTV signals.

Also in the speech, a plug for the RIAA by stating that a crack-down is needed on file sharing that is being served from university sites.