[mythtv] BBC Freeview HD encoded/licensed EPG content proposal - comments due 2nd April 2010

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Fri Jan 22 16:49:17 UTC 2010

The stupid thing about this is that it doesn't in any way prevent
copyright infringement: there's nothing to stop one from running
the output of a licensed digital receiver into a capture card.

In fact, there's nothing to stop the building of a mythtv system.
It just makes it awkward for no good reason. We can still build
a system that consists of the usual backend fitted with capture
cards instead of tuners, connected to as many digital boxes as one
wishes to have simultaneous recordings. Just makes it more
expensive, more power hungry and take up more space.

So the overall achievement is to make things just a little more
awkward for copyright theives, and hellishly more awkward for
legitimate users.


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