Re: [News] [Rival] BBC's Microsoft iPlayer Crashes - Linux

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    Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    > BBC's download iPlayer goes titsup


    It's emerged that hackers across all operating systems are merrily
    grabbing high quality DRM-free downloads from the H.264 streams recently
    launched for iPhone and iPod Touch owners.
    Why are they calling these people "hackers"?

    In what way is following a URL "hacking"?

    And these MP4 files are unencrypted at /source/. It's not like anyone is
    cracking, or even circumventing, some DRM method. This was the MSBBC's
    choice to provide unencrypted content ... contrary to the supposedly
    intractable demands of their content providers (yes, they were more than
    happy to do that for a tiny minority of iPhone users, but not the much
    larger majority of Linux users. Doesn't anyone else find that odd?).

    The only unethical activity going on here, is the misappropriation of
    MSBBC tax for the illegal state aid of a convicted monopolist.

    "Hackers" ... LOL!

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  2. Re: [News] [Rival] BBC's Microsoft iPlayer Crashes

    ____/ [H]omer on Saturday 15 March 2008 21:54 : \____

    > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    >> BBC's download iPlayer goes titsup

    >
    >
    > It's emerged that hackers across all operating systems are merrily
    > grabbing high quality DRM-free downloads from the H.264 streams recently
    > launched for iPhone and iPod Touch owners.
    >
    >
    > Why are they calling these people "hackers"?
    >
    > In what way is following a URL "hacking"?
    >
    > And these MP4 files are unencrypted at /source/. It's not like anyone is
    > cracking, or even circumventing, some DRM method. This was the MSBBC's
    > choice to provide unencrypted content ... contrary to the supposedly
    > intractable demands of their content providers (yes, they were more than
    > happy to do that for a tiny minority of iPhone users, but not the much
    > larger majority of Linux users. Doesn't anyone else find that odd?).
    >
    > The only unethical activity going on here, is the misappropriation of
    > MSBBC tax for the illegal state aid of a convicted monopolist.
    >
    > "Hackers" ... LOL!


    Georg Greve would call them "an agent of monopolisation". In a sense, Microsoft
    acquired the BBC to do its "dirt job" against its most major rivals.

    In the case of the Library of Congress, mind you, Microsoft essentially bribed
    with $3 million just to rebuild the site with Silverlight, i.e. deny Linux
    users access to literature their /own/. The British Library might go the same
    way if this vicious company isn't stopped.

    From:
    http://antitrust.slated.org/www.iowa...00/PX03096.pdf

    Microsoft: "... Jihad... Jihad... Jihad"

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