Read this: License to Kill Innovation: the Broadcast Flag for UK Digital TV? | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Summary: Consumers won't reliably choose to have their TV reception limited by the demands of rightsholders - with restricted controls over recording, ad-skipping, and format-shifting. To trump consumers' wishes, rightsholders need to devise a way to make demands mandatory on consumers' technology. The parameters to this algorithm would be kept secret by the BBC it would ask manufacturers to sign a private agreement in order to receive a copy. - eff.orgRead full article: License to Kill Innovation: the Broadcas…
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