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CCI Copy Freely Letter Campaign

July 2015

This is a letter writing campaign to hopefully convince content and network providers to use the more permissive CCI=Copy Freely (0x00) flag on their broadcasts so that Myth TV and other software can view their content using widely available hardware.


A thread started here: MythTV-Users List

prompted this idea. It seems more and more content is being flagged as "Copy Once." When this happens, Myth TV users and other free and open source software users cannot access that content using only a cable card rented from their cable company. Of course, cable companies like Time Warner have long flagged *all* their channels as "copy once."

It is hoped that a letter writing campaign can open media companies eyes to their short-sighted choices.

What Can I Do?

  1. Of course, once this letter has been hashed out and finished, sign it in colored ink and send it off!
  2. Help refine the letter. There is a separate thread on the mythtv-users list Here regarding this page and this campaign.
  3. Help find new names and companies to send this letter to. Either post to the thread above or edit this page yourself.
  4. Social Media! All modern corporations are social media aware. Ask other users to join this campaign. This is more to get the attention of the companies than anything else. Post a link to this page. #CCICopyFreely

The Letter <<DRAFT>>


<Content Or Network Provider>
<City State Zip>

Re: CCI Flag Use On Your Digital Content

Dear People:

I am writing to express my concern regarding the use of the Copy Control Information (CCI) 
flag during broadcasting of your digital media. In more and more cases, I am finding this 
flag to be set to a restrictive “Copy Once” (digital 0x02) or higher instead of a more 
permissive “Copy Freely” (digital 0x00). I am writing in the hope that this trend can be 

I use free and open source software like Myth TV or Kodi to view your content over hardware 
like the Silicon Dust HDHomerun Prime or the Ceton InfiniTV. When the CCI flag is set to 
something other than “Copy Freely” your content is not viewable with the software I choose 
to use. When this happens you lose me and [[my family | my roomates | my office ]] as viewers.

There are tens of thousands of us using a variety of software and hardware to view your 
content. Please support our ability to view your content the way we want by enabling the 
“Copy Freely” CCI flag on your content.

Thank You,
[[Signed in Colored Ink]]

Who To Send It To

Help us find new companies to send this to. It has been suggested to send it to "The President" of each company. Okay, where?

Fox Entertainment Group
10201 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 552-8067
FX Networks
10201 W Pico Blvd Bldg 1034th
Los Angeles, CA, 90064
(310) 369-1000

Optionally, add
C/O Your Favorite Series
National Geographic Channel
(202) 912 6500
FOX News Channel
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
(212) 301-3000

Optionally, add
C/O Your Favorite Series
Fox Business Network
1211 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10036
(212) 601-7000

Optionally, add
C/O Your Favorite Series
FOX Sports 1/2
1220 W WT Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28054
Big Ten Network
600 West Chicago Avenue Suite 875
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 665-0700
FOX Hispanic Media Conexiones
1211 Avenue of the Americas 31st Floor
New York, NY 10036
(212) 822-9083
Verizon Headquarters
1095 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
(212) 395-1000
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554