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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    Jim, 23 Sep 2005 @ 12:32pm

    Paying fee

    In other new you will pay a higher fee you you go pee or grab a snack while the commercials is on.

    Get real! Pay more for skipping commercials or replay sports highlight. Do I get paid if I replay the commercials?

    What next I must buy the brand of ass wipe on the commercials or risk paying a higher fee.

    This type of attidute just makes people find a way around it and violate the system/laws/copywrites/etc.

    I will go back to the VHS or build my own system.

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