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Criminalizing the Fast Forward Button

Wow, the concept of fair use is sure taking a beating.  Politicians are sure carrying a lot of water lately for media companies.  Check out this article at Incite.  This is not that far-fetched.  A couple of years ago, ReplayTV added a jump ahead 30 seconds button on their machine that would instantly skip a standard commercial.  TIVO, the industry leader, has held off matching this function due to industry pressure.

By the way, I don't know if it works but this is posted as a hack to get a 30 second skip on TIVO machines. (more here and lots more sites via google search)

Posted on November 29, 2004 at 03:01 PM | Permalink

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