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November 23, 2005

NBC Cool to Tivo Plan Linking Content to IPods

It was almost predictable that when TiVo announced plans to let customers transfer shows to Apple's IPod that some copyright holders would complain about it.  That came true when NBC issued statements through spokespersons.  "TiVo appears to be acting unilaterally, disregarding established rights of content owners to participate in decisions regarding the distribution and exploitation of their content," was one comment made to Daily Variety.  Other comments included not so subtle hints at possible legal action.

Eweek.com has this story along with comments from two IP attorneys who seem to think that the concept of consumers recording, time-shifting, and now space-shifting is legal.  One went as far as suggesting that NBC should be grateful that people even want to watch their programming.  Read more about it here.

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