[mythtv-users] UK Petition regarding BBC and Windows

Peter Bowyer peter at bowyer.org
Wed Aug 8 16:19:37 UTC 2007

On 08/08/07, Tom Dexter <digitalaudiorock at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >From: "Peter Bowyer"
> >
> >
> >Or you could wait for the BBC to do what they and the BBC Trust have
> >already said they're going to do - provide a platform-neutral iPlayer.
> >
> >No news here, move on......
> >
> >--
> >Peter Bowyer
> If I were a British citizen, I don't think I'd be holding my breath waiting
> for a linux player that supports DRM.  I would however be questioning why a
> public service broadcaster supported by tax dollars is so intent on
> protecting content with DRM.

Because it's not their content they're protecting - it belongs to a
myriad of rights holders. A very low percentage of the BBC's output is
theirs to sub-license without restriction.

Peter Bowyer
Email: peter at bowyer.org

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