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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Replication Wars

"...I recorded Six Feet Under and then opened up Sonic MyDVD, as usual, to import the video, edit out the beginning and ending junk, and burn a DVD for my personal use.

I got a message saying it couldn't be done because the file was copy protected! Huh?

Turns out that a couple of days ago, HBO started encrypting all of its programs with CGMS-A. They allow you to "copy" a program that you record from their signal once. The trouble is that they consider that one-time copy to be recording the program onto your hard drive, not taking it from the hard drive to a DVD."

So he used eDonkey. Nice move - shifting consumption to your own substitutes!!

-- umair // 5:15 PM // 0 comments


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