[mythtv-users] For whom the bell tolls [RM for DVB aka CPCM]

Simon Allcorn simon.allcorn at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 13:32:16 UTC 2007

Yes, I also read this report, and I came to the conclusion that the
only realistically useful thing I could do was subscribe to the EFF so
they have a little more money to fight this:



On 3/13/07, Blammo <blammo.doh at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you care about being able to record and playback video on a
> platform of your choosing, you need to be up to speed.. this is a
> little scarey:
> http://www.eff.org/IP/DVB/dvb_briefing_paper.php
> <quote from Slashdot>
> "The EFF, reportedly the only consumer rights organization to be
> granted membership of the Digital Video Broadcasting consortium,
> reports that TV and movie industry representatives have been pushing
> for DRM in the DVB technologies. This in itself is not entirely
> unexpected, but these talks have been going on in closed meetings. The
> EFF itself has been blocked from reporting on this until now as a
> condition of being allowed to attend. The proposed technologies allow
> rights-holders and broadcasters to severely hamper your ability to
> make use of broadcast television content, including the ability to
> retroactively blacklist any devices that consumers may already own
> that act in ways undesirable to the rights-holder or broadcaster. The
> EFF concludes that public interest and consumer rights advocates must
> fight back."
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