All digital transport streams have a byte embeded in them known as the CCI byte. The value of this byte determines whether or not compliant devices are allowed to transfer videos that have this byte set to something other than 0. There is no law requiring any device to be compliant, but in order to obtain CableLabs certification for a device, it must be compliant. The CATV company is not required to allow any user to attach a non-compliant digital receiver to their plant. Meanwhile, the FCC mandates that all locally broadcast TV stations, when placed on the CATV lineup, must have their CCI byte set to 0. At the CATV company's discretion, they may set the CCI byte of any other regularly scheduled programming to 0x01, if they choose. Pay-per-view and VOD channels can have their CCI bytes set to 0x02 or above. Some CATV companies, like Time Warner Cable, set all non-OTA channels to 0x02 or above. No. TWC chooses not to allow anyone to transfer content from their line-up.