just brew it! wrote:Just because it is on free broadcast TV doesn't mean it isn't copyrighted.
I have no idea how the copyright laws work over there in Spain, but here's the situation in the US: Copying for personal "fair use" purposes (e.g. time shifting) is permitted, but circumvention of DRM is not. So we're in the rather bizarre situation where the tools needed to exercise your fair use rights are technically illegal! US broadcasters are also implementing something called the broadcast flag, extending DRM to free over-the-air programming as well.
Sounds like Europe does not have an equivalent of the broadcast flag (yet), so at least you're in the clear there. But *if* the reason you can't play these files on your PC is some form of DRM, I'm afraid we can't discuss how to get around it here.
just brew it! wrote:If the content is indeed encrypted or copy protected, then discussion of tools to remove that protection is against the forum rules, as circumvention of copy protection is a violation of the DMCA in the US (where this site is based).
If it can be determined that this is merely a format conversion issue (and not a copy protection issue), then this discussion can continue; otherwise not.
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