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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

MP3 Compatible

Submitted by mattl on Wed, 2008-11-05 06:20

In Britain, seven of the largest retailers of MP3 downloads have produced a logo which promotes the MP3 format for DRM-free downloads.

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The Entertainment Retailers Association devised the logo to emphasize the fact that MP3 files can be played on any digital player.

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BBC on UK Copyright law changes

Submitted by Gregory Heller on Mon, 2006-10-30 14:26

The BBC has an article up about a report by The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) calling on Parliament to revise the UK's copyright laws (currently Brittons do not have even the private right to copy their CDs to their own computers or portable digital music players).

Deputy Director of the IPPR, Dr. Ian Kearns said, "[But] it is not the music industry's job to decide what rights consumers have that is the job of government."

Report author Kay Withers said: "The idea of all-rights reserved doesn't make sense for the digital era and it doesn't make sense to have a law that everyone breaks. To give the IP regime legitimacy it must command public respect."

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