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HBO Releases Its Content For the Internet

The New York Times reports that HBO is joining the ranks of networks who have made their content available online — and for free! If only this had happened at the height of my Sex and the City obsession!

But take a deep breath, Flight of the Conchords lovers — here come the list of drawbacks: First, it's only free if you're already an HBO subscriber, it's only available for Windows PCs, and the content cannot be transferred to portable devices, so no taking your shows with you on your iPod. The content expires after four weeks, which is generous if you think of it as renting, but it's pretty shabby if you're comparing it to downloading shows for $1.99 on iTunes. Baby steps, though, right? But I have to wonder: Is Jemaine from the Conchords a Mac, or a PC kinda guy?

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