[mythtv-users] prebuilt pvrs for developers benefit?
Bill at Explosivo.com
Tue May 4 13:39:44 EDT 2004
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On Tuesday 04 May 2004 01:11 pm, James Orr wrote:
> Oh, it's definitly illegal.
> I pay for HBO. If you download the Sopranos and view it, you got it for
> free while I paid for it. You've stolen that program in a much more
> real sense than if you edited out commercials. If enough people do it,
> it will drive up my cost.
Is it really illegal to edit out commercials? I doubt it since I have a VCR
that marks and autoskips commercials. I know ted turner says you are
stealing if you don't watch all the commericals with undivided attention (no
bathroom trips for you) - but big business only owns the goverment, not the
hearts and souls of the people (well maybe some of the dumber ones).
> I don't know about digeo or how it works, I couldn't see anything about
> redistributing shows over the internet on their webpage, but if they do
> perhaps they redistribute *with* commercials still in. I'm sure they
> have agreements with all the networks involved. As HBO/Showtime are not
> commercial supported I doubt they can redistribute shows on those
We have something here on digital cable that allows you to select things to
view from a given list that changes every few hours. Its all normal channels
and its just like watching the normal show (commercials and all).
Director of Internet Technology
p: 888.560.YWEB (9932)
e: bill at Explosivo.com
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