Originally posted by AVD
Isn't TiVo the ultimate dongle? As a owner of the Tivo, I am authorized to use the software, no matter what medium it is on. If I am using a copy of the software that isn't provided by TiVo, but is otherwise identical, everything is O.K.

If I repair the modem on my tivo, is it illegal? If I put a faster modem on the TiVo than the original, is it illegal?

If I build my own computer, and put a copy of TiVo software on it, is it illegal? If I modify TiVo code and get free service is it legal?

GPL won't save you from stealing service.
I'm not saying that you can not upgrade your tivo yourself. I am just saying that it is not legal to distribute or sell the tivo software ...