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http://www.freethebbc.info

BinaryFreedom has launched a new campaign called FreeTheBBC
(http://FreeTheBBC.info), targeting the BBC's proposed DRM regime. The
BBC plans to offer old content only through Real or Windows Media DRM
technology. DRM, or Digital Restrictions Management, is technology that
artificially limits what users can do with media. BinaryFreedom opposes
the BBC's use of DRM for several reasons. The BBC is meant to serve the
public trust, but in using DRM they are instead supporting private
enterprise at the cost of the public's rights. Users of free software
(like GNU/Linux) will be completely unable to use the DRM media with
free software. Everyone else will have their fair dealing (U.K. right
similar to fair use) rights eroded. For instance, it will be impossible
to extract a scene from an old show for writing a review or even for
personal study. BinaryFreedom believes that the BBC should instead be
progressive, and join the growing vanguard of companies that are
supporting digital freedom by providing media without DRM. Join the
campaign today at http://FreeTheBBC.info

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Created by rek2 7 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 14 weeks ago
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rek2

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago

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can someone add an activism category?
Thanks

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ringokamens

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago

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Agreed. I would also appreciate

Agreed. I would also appreciate this.

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tatiana56

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago

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Yes it would be more organize if

Yes it would be more organize if they add an activism category.

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rek2

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago

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@jimbob I agree with you, I apologize

@jimbob I agree with you, I apologize but if you notes I had smiley faces, this is the problem of cold text you can't see my expression or in what mood I am posting it.. it was more like a joke, after reading Jeff post I followed...
cheers

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activist

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago

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this is good.

this is good.

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jgrant

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago

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Bumped. Also, this site needs to

Bumped. Also, this site needs to dump their support for IE. WTF. The goddamn name of the site is FSD. WTF they doing adding options to support IE? Dump it. Now.

;-)

-Jeff

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rek2

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago

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I agree!! and people calling the

I agree!! and people calling the GNU system as linux instead of GNU/Linux... WTF? is this a Opensource site or FreeSoftware one? :-D

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admin

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago

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We will reassess categories in

We will reassess categories in a couple of weeks. If a story doesn't fit to any other category please use the "Other" category. If you really think there should be a new category made for a subject then put a comment in like you did... but please be patient.

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admin

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago

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We believe people should have the

We believe people should have the freedom to read this site regardless of what browser they are using. If someone is at work or an internet cafe or anywhere they don't control the software they use, they should still be able to read the site and be informed about free software issues.

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admin

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago

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We agree that people should use

We agree that people should use those terms, but we cannot expect people will change the title of other people's articles. Some people will report it as it is. If you want to change titles and quotes from articles that is your freedom.

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Jimbob

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago

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@rek2 and jgrant: Watch your language

@rek2 and jgrant: Watch your language too. I hope we are not gonna see a whole lot of RTFMs and WTFs on this site. You should respect people's intelligences enough to realise they will know what the 'F' stands for. Tone it down.

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activist

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago

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I agree with jgrant about Iexplorer

I agree with jgrant about Iexplorer and GNU/Linux,
if we going to have just another news site like slashdot why should I use this site for? waste of time...
I agree with jimbob about the language

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rek2

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago

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yes, true, I am just saying that

yes, true, I am just saying that people should be careful with that, on the situation were the topic is already that way, I think we should modify it or at least make a statement some how.

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rek2

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago

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and I totally agree, but I think

and I totally agree, but I think what he means is that the site actually announces that it supports IE..
I think that should be taking off, not the actual technical support for IE..
Cheers

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rek2

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago

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Thanks, I just posted this comment

Thanks, I just posted this comment because I didn't see anywhere I could sent an email to request it.

Thank you.

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jgrant

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago

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@ Jimbob... 1) I don't see any

@ Jimbob...

1) I don't see any type of policy regarding how 'intelligently' posts are supposed to be written. If there is a user/site agreement, please point me to it. Otherwise, I don't think it's fair that you block my double-you-tee-effs without stating your case. And yes, it is your site, and I 100% completely respect your position as it's maintainer and/or owner.

2) Expect anything that rek2 or I happen to post to be very active - for discussion, and debate. We encourage the Free Software community to respond - not just sleep at the wheel reading boring topics that have already been slashdotted to death.

3) IE is a monumentally flawed and insecure browser created by a company that represents everything Free Software stands against. I seriously don't care what people use for platforms or browsers - that's their freedom of choice.

I will cease and desist after this comment, because I don't want to flood your site with garbage.

Thank you for the site. I wish it great continued success.

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ringokamens

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago

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I think we should abide by W3 standards.

I think we should abide by W3 standards. I have no problem with IE users viewing the site, but we shouldn't go out of our way to make IE-complant code. IE should be following internationally recognized open standards instead.

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Andrea

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago

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If article does not use the term

If article does not use the term GNU/Linux it should be somehow modify or added. Also I agree with Ringo we should not abandon ie support for viewers following the open standars.

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mattflaschen

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago

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"If article does not use the term

"If article does not use the term GNU/Linux it should be somehow modify or added." It would be good if article submitters did this themselves (you should never just restate the article blindly), but the FSDaily software should /not/ do this, especially not transparently; that's basically censorship.

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tatiana56

7 years 14 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago

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I agree with Open standards. I

I agree with Open standards. I also think that people should add GNU/Linux if they want to, it shouldn't be a requirement by the site.

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motters

6 years 46 weeks 5 days 26 min ago

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I hope this campaign gets some

I hope this campaign gets some support from the free software community, because this is one of the front lines in the battle against Digital Restrictions Management. If the BBC were to dump its DRM policy in response to public opinion I think that would send a powerful message to other companies using or considering using this technology to distribute video or audio content. At present most ordinary folks are still unaware that DRM is really an issue.