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Goodbye, TiVo

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 20, 2005 @ 6:46 am In Web/Tech | Comments Disabled

Alas, my favorite toy may be in the process of betraying me:

As this Flicker [1]
photo reveals, Tivo appears that they are ready to "completely
disregard the Betamax ruling to bend over backwards for TV studios to
enforce an arbitrary length to my legal right to fair use."

Goodbye_tivo [2]

There’s a robusrt discussion on this at PVR Blog [3].

This was not what I paid a lifetime fee for, and if it comes to pass, you can imagine there will be class action litigation.

UPDATE Septmber 25, 2005 2:51pm

More on this here [4]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Flicker: http://flickr.com/photos/aaronh/43813090/

[2] Image: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/goodbye_tivo.jpg

[3] PVR Blog: http://www.pvrblog.com/pvr/2005/09/drm_on_ifc.html

[4] here: http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2005-09/tivo-customers-face-150-cancellation-fee/

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