CCI Flag

Back in August I complained about Cox changing the CCI flag to 'copy protect' (DRM) without any prior notice.  This broke my non-Tivo, non-Cox-supplied box that was working *fine* with a Cox-supplied cable card before this change.  To date I have not received an acceptable explanation, and I still can only watch local channels on my personal equipment + Cox-supplied cable card - no national cable channels, sports, news, etc.

I have a different question - since the Cox can change the PPV flag for subscribers who buy a watch-once special event, why can't the CCI flag be reverted back to 'copy freely' for those of us who have been long time subscribers (since 2002) and use a Cox-supplied cable card with our own equipment?