[whatwg] More YouTube response

bjartur svartman95 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 4 05:57:54 PDT 2010


Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:
> On 2010-07-02 21:01, John Harding wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 5:50 AM, Lachlan Hunt<lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au>wrote:
> As Henri pointed out, major content producers already broadcast their TV
> shows and movies over the air without DRM.  Although the BBC iPlayer
> uses DRM for the desktop version, they broadcast the show DRM free over
> the air and they make DRM free content available to the iPhone.  People
> have even found ways to access that from other devices too.  So the DRM
> really isn't there to protect the content.  It's just to force users to
> use the BBC's own iPlayer software, rather than letting users use their
> own choice of software.
I fail to see how BBC would be harmed by the usage of alternative
software. Its business model is about content, not software, right?

> The industry even releases content on DVD knowing that the DRM is
> completely ineffective, because they only use it so they can control the
> DVD player market, rather than actually doing anything practical about
> illegal copying.
How can the industry have control over the DVD player market and not their own
government-designated markets?

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