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Cable companies win court battle to make DVR services available to customers

MADISON (WKOW) --  Digital Video Recorders are about to become much more widespread.

The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case attempting to block so-called networked DVRs. 

That technology allows you to store programs on your cable company's computers instead of a set-top box in your home.

That means current cable boxes could be converted to DVRs without any new equipment, making the technology cheaper and more widely available.

The studios argued that the recordings performed by a company instead of inside individual homes constitutes an infringement of copyright.

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