[mythtv-users] ofcom consultation on BBC/freeview HD DRM
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Fri Jan 22 14:22:30 UTC 2010
Joseph Heenan wrote:
> Hi all,
> There's now a public consultation on the BBCs proposal to add DRM to
> freeview DTT, which opened today:
> Consultation closes at the beginning of April.
> Although availability to open source is mentioned, it seems unlikely
> that the terms can be compatible with the GPL, hence preventing such
> content being view in mythtv.
> (It also seems like a bad idea to implement a UK specific system. It
> would be highly unlikely to actually prevent the HD content reaching the
> internet, making the additional complexity and expense completely
> unwarranted. Not to mention that the lack of such a system for SD
> content has caused zero issues.)
> full doc:
> respond online:
Looking at the summary, my first thought was that the purpose of this was to
keep Sky and Virgin quiet.
The last sentence of the last clause (1.15) is also of concern to those here,
since it talks about the ability to "limit the availability of programme
listings information for the purposes of securing content management", whatever
the heck that means.
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