BBC DRM protests in London and Manchester

Matt Lee mattl at
Thu Aug 2 20:45:18 UTC 2007

Today the BBC made it official -- they have been corrupted by Microsoft.
With today's launch of the iPlayer, the BBC Trust has failed in its most
basic of duties and handed over to Microsoft sole control of the on-line
distribution of BBC programming. From today, you will need to own a
Microsoft operating system to view BBC programming on the web. This is
akin to saying you must own a Sony TV set to watch BBC TV. And you must
accept the Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) that the iPlayer
imposes. You simply cannot be allowed to be in control of your computer
according to the BBC.

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