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Re: [News] BBC Enters the Dark Side and Punished Free Software Using DRM

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____/ Mark Kent on Monday 25 Jan 2010 16:33 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> BBC given go-ahead for Freeview HD copy-protection
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| The BBC has been granted provisional approval
>>| for the BBC to introduce copy protection for
>>| content on the Freeview HD platform.
>>| With Freeview HD closing in on a commercial
>>| launch, focus has continued on what level of
>>| copy protection should be put in.
>> `----
>> http://www.techradar.com/news/television/hdtv/bbc-given-go-ahead-for-freeview-hd-
> One suspects that some aspects of the BBC's charter are being broken
> here.  Personally, I'd rather they didn't carry any HD than do this,
> which is as wrong as wrong can be.
> Can we start a campaign to stop HD on freeview?  Or at least, stop
> corrupted HD on freeview?

I think they work on some workaround for FOSS, but I can't see it happening. And they 
talk about "IPR" when asked about it (I saw it earlier, can't recall where).

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