Be sure to check this out if you want a digital television, or if you use digital content. Most Americans are ignorant of this, and that’s why most legislation gets passed. Ignorance.
The broadcast flag This is a PDF.
If this law would pass, it would mean that you may own the digital device (TIVO, DVD burner, DVR, what have you) but the recording industry would tell you how to use it and force you into their DRM.