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HBO doesn't want you to watch

HBO doesn't want you to watch

Apparently HBO isn't interested in you watching its programming. A post on Boing Boing shows a screenshot of a Windows Media Center PC "restricted content" message that came up when someone tried to watch an HBO show they'd recorded. Let's see. You have to pay to get HBO. It doesn't live or die by ratings. Sure. HBO has a real vested interest in stopping you from recording its programs and watching them later. Oh, Buzz knows, the company is afraid of piracy and the erosion of successful DVD sales. Meanwhile, Showtime's getting a lot of new viewers from people buying shows off of iTunes. And what's up with Windows Media Center playing along with HBO's restrictions? My TiVo records HBO shows just fine. Oops. Shouldn't have said that. That won't last long now, will it?