Hands On: Windows 7 With ‘Copy Freely’ Support

Here’s some actual real world testing of the upcoming 1.19 ATI Firmware which brings with it support for Copy Freely. Apparantly this works like a charm with Verizon FiOS but could the claims against Time Warner be true? A little birdie told me that most of the Comcast stuff is respecting copy freely just like Verizon…so hopefully Time Warner joins in the fun sooner than later.


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"I used the MCIA DCT Diagnostics Tool, let it scan the channel lineup, and list the subscription and current CCI [Copy Control Information]," Flickinger explains. "They all listed as Copy Freely. Of course, the provider could enable the CCI bits, but life is good for now." On the other hand, rumor has it that Time Warner Cable and other MSOs are tagging virtually everything as Copy Once (protected). There may be little CF content except from basic broadcast channels.