Read this: How the BBC's HD DRM plot was kept secret â€¦ and why - Technology - guardian.co.uk
Summary: The locks would work by scrambling some of the information used to decode video, and in order to get the descrambling key, manufacturers would have to submit to the rules of the DTLA, an offshore consortium led by Intel. There were other important problems, of course the proposal violated the EU common market by breaking foreign TV receivers and it meant that popular free/open source receivers and recorders would be frozen out of the UK device market. Of these, 432 of those came from individual licence payers, and 426 opposed the BBC's proposal. - guardian.co.ukRead full article: How the BBC's HD DRM plot was kept secre…
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