Tivo to Record on iPod and PSP

By Jon Newton 11/22/05

iPod or PSP users will be able to transfer TV shows into their devices, says TiVo.

But the shows will be infected with Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) software.

"The enhanced TiVoToGo feature being announced Monday will also add more copy-protection measures to discourage possible copyright abuse that would anger Hollywood," says the Associated Press

Jon Newton

."TiVo officials said shows recorded via TiVoToGo will have digital watermarks. The extra encoding will follow the copied program wherever it goes, giving TiVo the ability to trace the origin of a transferred program that might get posted freely onto the Internet."

By adding support for the MPEG-4 video format, TiVo "hopes to capitalize on the popularity of iPods and PSPs," says AP.


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