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ONE DAY to stop DRM on Freeview HD

There is just one day to save Freeview HD from the curse of digital rights management

There is just one day to save Freeview HD from the curse of dig
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According to BBC wants to put DRM on the TV Brits are forced to pay for - Boing Boing :

Ofcom is taking responses to this plan UNTIL TOMORROW -- if you don't want a broadcast flag in your country, read the proposal, and write to Ofcom!

And the EFF License to Kill Innovation: the Broadcast Flag for UK Digital TV? - Electronic Frontier Foundation says that a coalition of librarians and public interest groups (including EFF) got the American broadcast flag thrown out as an overreach of the FCC's powers.

The British MP Tom Watson has highlighted a digital TV consultation by UK regulator Ofcom, held in response to an inquiry from the BBC (the consultation deadline is this Wednesday):

"The BBC has indicated that third party content owners are seeking to ensure that reception equipment will implement ... copy protection. Because [these] requirements are not mandatory, representatives of content owners have asked the BBC to take steps to ensure that reception equipment will implement the specified content management arrangements."

The PDF document is here..

Enquiry to Ofcom from BBC Free to View Ltd concerning its DTT high definition multiplex licence

Please write TODAY to Ofcom!



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