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Goddamnit, iTunes

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.


Yeah right, it’s Apple’s fault. Everybody knows they invented HDCP just for the kicks of pissing you off and forced it on good guys content providers.

Posted by Ölbaum on 11 November 2012 @ 9pm

Thanks for participating!

Posted by boolean on 11 November 2012 @ 9pm

ooh, trölls!

Posted by kev on 12 November 2012 @ 2am

I feel like I’m on the internet!

Posted by boolean on 12 November 2012 @ 10am

This is what you get when you pay for content.

Posted by Al on 25 November 2012 @ 5pm

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