TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Has TiVo Forsaken Us?

Has TiVo Forsaken Us?

Monty Solomon (
Sun, 14 Nov 2004 14:49:02 -0500

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From: Seth David Schoen
Date: November 14, 2004 12:21:08 PM EST
Subject: Re: [IP] Has TiVo Forsaken Us?

Until about a year ago there was a nice bright-line rule between
unencrypted stuff like free-to-air broadcasting and basic-tier cable:
open standards and no license required to receive them, therefore no
legal restrictions on what you can do with them. (You are still bound
by copyright law, but the legal default for unencrypted signals has
been that technology is not required to enforce anyone's notion of


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