[mythtv-users] MPAA wants to stop DVRs from recording some movies
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Tue Jun 10 19:05:22 UTC 2008
On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 02:57:48PM -0400, Ronald Frazier wrote:
> > Commercial pirates *aren't* they problem they're trying to solve.
> But like I said, this doesn't solve any sort of casual piracy either.
> TiVos and cable box DVRs are mostly the ones going to be affected. But
> neither of those let you share your recordings. And as for downloading
> on bittorrent, those downloads don't originate on those DVRs either.
> They typically originate on systems that won't honor the broadcast
> flag anyway (myth, non-Vista PCs, or hacked TiVos). Like I said
> earlier, this basically stops people from doing things they already
> can't do.
It causes the Great Unwashed to participate in the "we will sell it to
you 4 times because you're too stupid to know any better" malignant
customer-control tactics which permit the studios to make more money.
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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