[mythtv-users] How the BBC's HD DRM plot was kept secret .. and why

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 18:45:13 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 9:39 AM, Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk>wrote:

> Michael T. Dean wrote:
> >Discussing hardware based CAM/CI solutions on this list is perfectly
> >fine--it's basically equivalent to the (newly-available-in-the-US)
> >CableCARD-based systems available for use with MythTV that are getting a
> >lot of recent discussion.  It's software-based CAM that's a forbidden
> topic.
> That looks like a big change of attitude to me. I can recall several
> examples of people asking for help *legally* (and within the ToS of
> their provider) using CAMs getting well and truly told where to go. I
> understand the reasons, US based servers & developers, DMCA, etc, etc
> - and a desire to avoid any possibility of being accused of breaking
> the DMCA.
> I think your mention of CableCard is a good clue - suddenly it's OK
> now there's a legal US option !
No, nothing has changed.  No MythTV developer has ever requested anyone
take their question elsewhere when dealing with hardware CAM/CI solutions.

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