[Scottish] Re: DRM

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Wed Feb 21 17:04:29 GMT 2007

Robert Johnston wrote:
> [bbc snippage]
> The BBC is something of a special case, in that we (the British people)
> collectively own it, and (if we've been good and paid our license fees)
> have already paid for its in-house content -- whether we've consumed it
> or not.
> The BBC retains copyright of anything produced in-house -- so, for
> example, in-house writers do not receive royalties on sales of DVDs or
> CDs containing material they wrote. The royalties go back into funding
> the BBC.

Erm, not everything on the BBC is produced in-house, they commission
programming from outside production houses too.  I think it's a bit of a
stretch to suggest "we" "own" the BBC and its content - we may fund it,
but that doesn't mean we're assigned ownership.

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