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Cory Doctorow on the BBC's DRM plot for HDTV in the United Kingdom

Submitted by mattl on Mon, 2011-11-14 12:28

35 Days Against DRM -- Day 4: BBC iPlayer

Submitted by mattl on Wed, 2008-12-03 14:51

It has been a while since we touched on the BBC iPlayer, that DRM-encumbered behemoth, coveted by so many at the BBC as its answer to the internet age.

A quick recap of the facts:

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News reports and response from the BBC's Ashley Highfield

Submitted by PeterB on Wed, 2007-08-15 03:40


Read the protest report

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BBC iPlayer protest report

Submitted by PeterB on Wed, 2007-08-15 01:08

Read the Press Reports and Response from the BBC

We have had beautiful weather in London since I arrived in the UK on August 4. But today with the protest about to kick off it's tipping down. I'm in my hired car and "luckily" I get a puncture right outside BBC television center on Wood Lane. With no parking in the area, this gives me 90 minutes for the road side rescue to come and change my tire without getting towed. With hazmat suits, large signs and flyers to drop off, this makes life much easier.

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BBC iPlayer Protests

Submitted by JoshuaGay on Thu, 2007-08-02 09:40

BBC Corrupted

Submitted by PeterB on Fri, 2007-07-27 09:33

Free The BBC Site launched

Submitted by Gregory Heller on Sat, 2007-06-09 17:08

Binary Freedom just launched FreeTheBBC.info with an open letter to the BBC regarding their decision to use proprietary formats and DRM despite overwhelming public comment early this year in support of open formats and content free of DRM.

Digg the Story!

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BBC Chooses DRM

Submitted by Gregory Heller on Fri, 2007-05-11 16:37

Earlier this week Boing Boing covered the BBC Trusts poor decision to opt for proprietary formats and DRM in their online offerings. Ars Technica has a good article on the decision. If you are a UK resident, you should continue to make your displeasure with DRM known to BBC.

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BBC holding public consultation on adding DRM to it's content

Submitted by Gregory Heller on Wed, 2007-02-21 12:37

The BBC is holding a Public Consultation as to whether and how to implement DRM on BBC content. They have a form up on their website that allows constituents to air their opinions on a number of questions.

Advogato has a good post about the issues at hand with some recommended answers.

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