A new bill before Congress could make fast-forwarding through ads and previews on a DVD you watch at home illegal.
The bill allows for technology that lets families edit out explicit scenes or material. But broadcast companies have lobbied hard to keep commercials and movie trailers off-limits.
"Their concern is, if it becomes easy for people to skip ads, then their whole business model goes down the drain," said Gigi Sohn, of Public Knowledge, a Washington, D.C. advocacy group
Media executives said their goal is not to throw people in jail for skipping ads, but they are trying to protect the motion picture business.
What a way to appeal to the customer.. enforce them to watch crappy ass commericals and trailers... thank god for DVD rippers and editting software.