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Re: DVR anyone???

I, on the other hand, am perfectly happy to pay for (for example) Showtime, who produce original programming which I like. I don't *have* to pay for it, I could get it for free, but I want to throw them some money so they'll keep making the stuff I like.

That's the only remaining sustainable business model: make people like your product enough that they *want* to give you money. Bands can now make more money giving away their albums on the Internet and asking for donations, than they can by getting a record contract. The RIAA/MPAA model of *forcing* people to give them money in order to watch their material is permanently dead; they just haven't noticed yet.