[mythtv-users] Hardware configuration and capabilities of MythTV
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Feb 8 01:20:54 UTC 2011
On 02/07/2011 05:33 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 2/7/2011 17:25, Eric Sharkey wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 5:11 PM, jedi<jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
>>> Cable Labs doesn't even want you to be able to capture stuff from
>>> memory with a debugger. They don't even want you to be able to run some
>>> sort of screen scraper.
>> Cable Labs is doing everything in their power to make sure that the
>> only way you can actually get to the content is with... bittorrent.
> They don't care about bittorrent. Content theft really does not cause
> that much of an issue on their bottom line. It only exists as FUD so
> people allow they go get away with egregious levels of DRM.
Just to clarify, I'm pretty sure he means that "Content theft really
does not cause that much of an issue on *the cable company's* bottom line."
> DRM allows them to control their user base. If you want to watch TV
> on your TV as it airs, you have to buy that service. If you want to
> watch it at a later date, that's another service. If you want to
> watch it on another device, that's another service. If left to their
> own devices, the users would get this capability through third party
> software and equipment. By putting DRM on the content, the cable
> company ensures that they get a cut.
which seems to support my speculation, above.
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