[mythtv-users] Broadcast Flag Article mentions MythTV and quotes
davidmaxwaterman at fastmail.co.uk
Wed Mar 16 07:47:52 UTC 2005
Jason Werpy wrote:
>On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 11:07:17 -0500, Mark L. Cukier <mark at pemicro.com> wrote:
>>Currently I would NEVER consider getting a "black box"-- I'm not going
>>to steal cable. But, once the "black boxes" output a signal with the
>>flag filtered out... well, I'll still pay for my cable but I'll
>>definitely have a black box!!!!!!!!!
>This reminds me of an add they run on my cable where a guy is
>interviewing for a job. Then the interviewer notes that he has a
>criminal record. The inverviewee says "Oh that, I just had one of
>those cable descramblers, its was no big deal". The interviewer looks
>at him and says well this interview is over, or something like that.
>Then cue the ominous "Cable Theft, its a Crime," voice over. Every
>time and I mean EVERY time I see this add I can just hear them
>replacing the line about stealing cable with "I just recorded a show
>to watch later with my PVR", and replacing the cable theft line with
>"Recoding HD TV, its a Crime."
Maybe the EFF/whoever should run an ad campain with something like this.
It might wake people up to what is happening....or it might not...
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