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ZDNet article about Microsoft's new "Media Center" PCs

But Microsoft has included copy-protection with the operating system that
uses encryption to lock recorded TV shows to the PC. Already, consumers can
legally record television programs to VHS tapes for personal use and view
them on another VCR in the household. Microsoft has taken a more
conservative approach by thwarting the sharing of programs recorded
digitally. That strategy might make sense as Microsoft attempts to attract
Hollywood movie studios with its digital rights management and anti-copying
technologies. But consumers may not react favorably to the copy protection,
say analysts.

Full article here

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