Microsoft Seeks Pay-to-TiVo Patent

from the the-meter-is-running dept

theodp writes "Users' fears of TiVo restrictions will only be heightened after reading Microsoft's just-published patent application for Control-based content pricing, which describes a scenario in which viewers are charged higher fees if they skip commercials or replay sports highlights."

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    Anonymous Hero, 23 Sep 2005 @ 2:27pm

    Re: Paying fee

    I will go back to the VHS or build my own system.
    Not for long you won't. VCRs won't record the new digital broadcasts and DMCA type laws will keep you from getting parts from which you could build a system that could bypass any kind of DRM.

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