DRM Can Bite My Butt

I’ve got a problem with DRM, Digital Restrictions Management. My problem is twofold. I dislike DRM and I’ve got an everyday, practical problem.

The image above shows the exact nature of my problem. I’ve got a Slingbox and I’ve also got a new HDTV with an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection. Thanks to that new fancy digital connection, my cable company can put viewing restrictions on my cable signal. If I try to watch my cable service not using my television, but view it on my computer, I am not allowed to. That sucks. I expect more for my $135 a month. My Slingbox problem even made it onto BoingBoing, but I still don’t have a solution to the problem.

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