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  •  To follow politics I watch a lot of CSPAN (0+ / 0-)

    I generally record it, so as to not be a slave to their schedule. Often I save these recordings, which is fairly easy to do since my PC is my DVR.

    However, I found out today that my cable provider, Time Warner Cable in NYC, just started copy-protecting all CSPAN shows, meaning that I can't edit and save them, apparently as of midnight last night.

    Why on earth would they do this, with CSPAN of all channels? I checked and it appears that regular broadcast channels are still not being copy-protected. I know that CSPAN sells recordings of its shows, at something like $30 a pop, but other than schools, who's crazy enough to pay this much for its shows?

    Does anyone know anything about this and if it's a mistake on CSPAN or Time Warner's part, or if this is for good? Time Warner recently announced that it's going all-digital by mid-October, so perhaps this is because of that.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 06:08:44 AM PDT

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