They Know What You're Watching

privacy       2002-05-03 
On Thursday, Magistrate Judge Charles Eick told Sonicblue to gather "all available information" about what TV shows are copied, stored, viewed without commercials or traded using the ReplayTV 4000.
The judge ordered that the information be turned over to the television networks and movie studios that are suing Sonicblue for releasing the ReplayTV 4000, a recorder that allows people to "AutoSkip" over commercials and trade pay-TV shows with people who might not have paid for the content.