More details about Edward Snowden's use of Tails and the distro itself can be found at a previous Slashdot story from 2014
Actually, this is a great idea! By giving the ability to close the analog hole they can drive an increase of the purchase of HDMI capable televisions in this country and improve retail sales throughout the country. This will help save and/or create jobs at high paying employers such as Walmart, getting more money flowing to the entertainment industry.
Sure it might affect your grandparents or people too poor to afford a new TV but then again they would not be buying these premium services anyway. Just a 1 percent jobs increase would give us 14,000 jobs at Walmart alone making it well worth the minor inconveniencing of a few people.
It is our patriotic duty to contact the FCC and support SOC. Forget the rhetoric about corporate profits and control and think of the little people.
Stimulate the economy by stimulating the MPAA...everyone wins!
"I have bad news this time. Our offer has been declined by the court. At the end, there were three offers presented, and the other two were bigger than our's. They are keeping more employees than we do, and offer more money. We should get the details of the other offers soon, so I should be able to tell you more then. In the meantime, I'd like to personally congratulate the winner, Gameforge, and I wish them good luck.
What ever you want is going to cost a little more than it is worth. -- The Second Law Of Thermodynamics