This morning I got onto my computer and was looking forward to watching an episode of The Walking Dead, recently downloaded for me in iTunes. Instead, I was greeted with this:
Nope. I don’t get to watch the show I paid for on my computer because my monitor isn’t HDCP-capable. C’mon, Apple, I gave you money so I could watch this “legally”. The least you could do is let me watch it on my very nice, non-Apple monitor. You killed DRM in music, and I’m really thankful you did that. It’s time to do the same for video.
PS, it’s now legal to transcode media and make backups of it in Canada for personal use. I think that’s pretty neat.