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Old 01-07-2007, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default Free cable TV for everyone in the world!

What if I started a service that does just that using Slingbox? I would pay for the fees with a some ads on the site and there you have it, a new, original service. Anybody can enjoy free HBO on their PC!!

I would make software that allows each user to independently control what they want to see.

OK, I know, the legal stuff right? Well I did a through read of Slingbox's terms and all is well so far. And even if they did send me a C&D, couldn't anybody give their Slingbox password to all their friends anyway?

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Old 01-07-2007, 06:08 PM   #2
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illegal because of the shows are owned by companies that will sue you
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Old 01-07-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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all I have to do is say for informational purposes only somewhere right? Seriously there has to be loophole...
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For copyright reasons, only one user can access the signal from a Slingbox at a time.
there goes your plan :P
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Old 01-07-2007, 06:13 PM   #5
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where did you find that?
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Old 01-07-2007, 06:14 PM   #6
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slingbox
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Old 01-07-2007, 06:17 PM   #7
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dammit? not a big deal. I did expect something like this.

good work on your part though borat!
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Only one computer can be using a Slingbox at any given time because of copyright issues.

EDIT>>> Didn't see Borat's post.
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Not doubting your enthusiasm for one minute eapro, but isn't worldwide coverage just a teensy bit ambitious?, also alvino says that only one computer can be used at one time, & Al is well into all the pros & cons of the technical & legal side, sorry to burst your bubble
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I just had this picture of him as a James bond villian, leaning back stroking his cat, going "Ha Ha Ha Haaaaaaaa free HBO to the world!!!!!!"
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