[Nottingham] BBC iPlayer petition

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Thu Jul 5 12:48:29 BST 2007

Ok Folks,

I'm throwing this in for comment/discussion/action.

I feel this is more than just a case of Microsoft steals yet another
monopoly position...

Your thoughts?


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [lugmaster] BBC iPlayer petition
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 15:22:12 +0100
From: Darren Austin <darren-lists at afterdark.org.uk>

Hi all,
  The BBC iPlayer - which provides access to BBC programming for up to
30 days after it's aired - will be released as a Windows only
application, including DRM facilities to restrict users rights, for at
least the first 2 years of the service.

The Open Source Consortium is running a campaign against the release of
the Windows only iPlayer product - including a formal complaint to the
EU on the issue.

To show your support for this issue, please take a moment to sign this

and show your support to the OSC by posting us a message (via the
Contact Us area of the website), or joining the OSC:

Please feel free to forward this message to any groups or mailing lists
that may be interested in our campaign.


Darren Austin,
Executive Councillor, Open Source Consortium, and
Lugmaster, Coventry Linux User Group.

Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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