I came across a funny post by Tino today about his experience cancelling his Tivo subscription. He's leaving Tivo for BeyondTV mostly to eliminate the subscription fees. The funny part is where he describes his experience of the Tivo rep trying to persuade him to violate the DMCA and TiVo's wishes by decrypting files without TiVoToGo in order to keep him as a customer.
It's a great example of how DMCA and copy protection rules hurt the end user and in the end companies trying to survive.
Read the story here.