BBC’s Plan To Kick Open Source Out of UK TV

Generally speaking, the BBC isn’t allowed to encrypt or restrict its broadcasts: the license fee payer pays for these broadcasts. But the BBC has tried to get around this, asking Ofcom for permission to encrypt the metadata on its broadcasts — including the assistive information used by deaf and blind people and the ‘tables’ used by receivers to play back the video. As Ofcom gears up to a second consultation on the issue, there’s one important question that the BBC must answer if the implications of this move are to be fully explored, namely: How can free/open source software co-exist with a plan to put DRM on broadcasts? — via Slashdot

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