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Time Warner Cable patents method for disabling fast-forward function on DVRs

antdude (79039) writes | more than 2 years ago

Digital 1

antdude writes "FierceCable reports "Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) has won a U.S. patent for a method for disabling fast-forward and other trick mode functions on digital video recorders.

The patent, which lists Time Warner Cable principal architect Charles Hasek as the inventor, details how the nation's second largest cable MSO may be able prevent viewers from skipping TV commercials contained in programs stored on physical DVRs it deploys in subscriber homes, network-based DVRs and even recording devices subscribers purchase at retail outlets...""

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Arrrgh matey (1)

DeTech (2589785) | more than 2 years ago | (#40390831)

Another way to increase illegal downloads. Just what their business model needed.
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