“Wal-Mart is to begin selling a DVD player from RCA that contains programming that can automatically filter out sex, violence, and profanity from movies. The player comes with filters that parents can set to block out objectionable material. Additional filters can be purchased and installed to block material from new movies.
The software technology was developed by ClearPlay. The Directors Guild of America, however, sued ClearPlay when the software was available only on computers. The DGA claims that the software changes movies and violates the director’s intentions. The DGA, however, may be rethinking its lawsuit now that they have a clearer understanding of how the DVC machines actually work.”