There are so many different ways that the big media companies are trying to lock up your audio and video content (the stuff you paid for), that it’s easy to get confused.
Make no mistake, however. They want the equipment manufacturers (with legal support from their pet Congress critters) to lock everything down and give them the keys.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is leading the opposition to this so-called “digital rights management”, has posted an excellent section of their site, The Battle for Your Digital Media Devices, to help make sense of it all.
Visit. Read. Understand the many ways that the content providers want to restrict your fair use rights.