Copy Protection Rant

I’m doing some work for a client this morning. I’m updating his portfolio for his acting career and ironically, trying to download the tv show which he plays in is proving to be more difficult than I imagined. The CBC is streaming the show in SWF format, however, they’ve made it nearly impossible (as far as I can tell) to save it locally.

After spending nearly a half hour trying to work it out, I finally decided to check my favourite bit torrent site. The show in question will be downloaded in about 30 minutes—so much for trying to do things the CBC’s way.

1 reply on “Copy Protection Rant”

Yup, been there.

Had some trouble with our satellite receiver last month, tried everything to get it to work, but to no avail. Then I tried to find sites from the major networks to watch full episodes, but if you are in Canada, you can`t watch shows from US sites, and unless one of the Canadian broadcasters has them on their site, you are out of luck.

So I headed over to ******* site and downloaded the shows we missed. I figure, seeing as I paid for legal satellite service, that I`m not headed off to jail any time soon.

Found out the receiver was bad, and had it replaced.

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