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    Vista Anti DRM article on BBC

    Seems the BBC has jumped on the AntiDRM bandwagon (love the irony) with an article about Vista.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6286245.stm

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    Re: Vista Anti DRM article on BBC

    Ha. Say the same company partnering with Microsoft to deliver DRM'd multimedia?

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    Re: Vista Anti DRM article on BBC

    And those fun Realmedia audio streams

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    Re: Vista Anti DRM article on BBC

    BBC R&D are developing opensource streaming video codec:
    http://schrodinger.sourceforge.net/

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    Re: Vista Anti DRM article on BBC

    That's quite a U-turn for the BBC considering their stance on using Microsoft's "streaming technologies" part-way through last year.

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    Re: Vista Anti DRM article on BBC

    There would be political backlash if the BBC locked people into DRM (and therefore operating systems) The BBC is a public service - look at what happened when the EU tried locking people into windows - 17,000 signatures http://www.petitionspot.com/petition..._for_everybody

    I guess it's fair enough that film makers would back vista and DRM, but it's not in the public interest for the BBC or government to do so.
    (least I hope they don't cut the funding now they have a pay cut )

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    Re: Vista Anti DRM article on BBC

    That's exactly right, and that's what people complained about when the beeb made the announcement. There was some heated discussions about it on the LXF forums at the time.

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    Re: Vista Anti DRM article on BBC

    I retract my previous comments wrt BBC being 'open'

    They do indeed plan on implementing DRM, on XP/vista only and giving a substandard service to other platforms.
    There is an online consultation if you feel the need to sign up and express a view for *nix / anti DRM.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/consul..._services.html



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