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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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iPlayer is still Defective by Design

Submitted by mattl on Mon, 2007-12-17 06:52

Today the BBC announced that iPlayer is now available to non-Windows users, via a streaming service. Once again, we must ready ourselves to ask the BBC why they are still forcing users to install proprietary software in order to watch BBC content.

Adobe's Flash Player restricts your freedom by refusing to allow you basic freedoms. You cannot even run Flash Player on certain machines without Adobe's permission, and yet the BBC is forcing the British public to install and run this software, without consideration for their rights.

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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

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