I'm so mad that I just created an account. Didn't even know TCM had forums, but I found this thread while Googling to figure out why I suddenly can't just watch a stupid movie. Thank you to Stephan55 and joe paluka for already stating a lot of what I would've said. I'll just add:
Helloooo, TCM? Did you consider my scenario? I use on-demand EXCLUSIVELY on my work laptop because the screen is significantly larger. I do not care to share my personal activities with my employer, even though the occasions when I knock off work for an hour or two in favor of a movie are very rare and I highly doubt it would be an issue. Doesn't matter. I've specifcally configured Firefox to keep my personal activities private, and that's how it's going to stay. I'll join Stephan55 in giving this a month, and if I can't return to watching movies privately after that, I'm gone. It'll be a shame, since it's only been in the last year or so that I've been able to amp up my classic movies spending, but I'm sure I can find a way to divert that money elsewhere. Please don't force me to start figuring out how.