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News: TiVoToGo DRM Protection Cracked

Category: OCC News
Posted: December 5, 2006 09:12AM
Author: sdy284

DailyTech - According to reports, the digital rights management (DRM) mechanism on TiVoToGo has been cracked, allowing users to use their TiVo to record video content for playback on other platforms and any devices. DRM protection on TiVo devices currently only allow recorded movies to be played back on specific Windows devices but now it appears that users are able to use a small tool to unlock the restrictions. The report suggests the tool used to remove the DRM system is coded in C and available to compile on various platforms such as Linux and Solaris. TiVo originally announced TiVoToGo so that users could record programs and watch them through a network connection using the HTTP protocol. Currently there exists a wiki dedicated to the development of the DRM removal tool.

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