On Nov 4, 2003, the FCC released the
Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, in the
Matter of Digital Broadcast Content Protection, MB 02-230, FCC
03-273, which establishes a redistribution control content
protection system for digital broadcast television. As a part of
this system, written commitments and an interim approval process
for digital output content protection technologies and recording
methods are necessary.