Unlike your normal cable subscription movies, or free-to-air broadcasts, pay to view movies are essentially [B]temporary rentals[/B]. They are a one time showing. It doesn’t matter that they are delivered to you by satellite feed, they are not intended by their distributor for you to record and then save to discs. So, it doesn’t surprise me to find they are trying new strategies to block such copying.
This topic is in a very grey area for our forum. We do not support people backing up movies from rentals. However, we do lend support for anyone making copies on a dvr and then to disc from their regular channels, whether that is cable or over the air.
Since I have to make a decision on this, I’m choosing to side with the argument that PPV is a rental, and thus copying one is not something that can be discussed in these forums. I am, therefore, closing this thread.
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