Now Dave Zatz reports that his TiVo has refused to store his recording of a 37-year-old movie on Fox, giving him 24 hours to watch it before it expires.
No law required TiVo to take this functionality away from its customers. Indeed, it's arguable that when you bought your pre-Macrovision TiVo, you bought a machine that could record anything aired, and that by changing the deal so that now you can only record some things, TiVo has broken its contract with you.
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