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Why BBC is Microsoft Media (Video)

http://www.youtube.com

Watch the BBC getting grilled at the Parliament over its blind servitude to Microsoft, which it simply cannot defend.

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Created by komrad 6 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 8 weeks ago
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“Money Trumps Justice”, Vendor Control Trumps Truth

http://boycottnovell.com

An analysis of how Microsoft controlled the British press and committees, using wealth

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Created by komrad 6 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 8 weeks ago
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DRM and the BBC iPlayer: an interview with Paul Battley

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

In this post I will interview Paul Battley, the man who wrote the program that worked around the DRM loophole at BBC. ... He wrote a script (in the Ruby programming language) to replace the blocked Firefox extensions. It worked a treat but the BBC blocked that too; however Paul, just like Kenny in Southpark, couldn’t be killed off so easily.

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BBC iPlayer on GNU/Linux without Flash using only free software

http://exploringfreedom.org

A bit of background to this. The BBC is funded by every single household with a TV in the UK (except old people).

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Created by vlovindia 6 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 23 weeks ago
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BBC moves Linux into TV production

http://www.linuxworld.com.au

Expensive and error-prone digital tapes has forced BBC UK, one of the world's largest television broadcasters, to look at using computers running Linux to help produce its programs.
Speaking at the annual linux.conf.au Linux and open source conference in Melbourne, Stuart Cunningham from BBC research, said copying digital tapes is a slow process as it must be done in real-time.
To solve this problem, the BBC Research team developed Ingex for tapeless TV production using Linux.

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Created by crimperman 6 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 29 weeks ago
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iPlayer on GNU/Linux

http://james.cridland.net

The new BBC iPlayer went live at around 5.00pm today...the streaming service is for all, whatever OS you’re using, as long as it’s got Flash support.

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BBC admits massive underestimate of Linux users

http://www.pcpro.co.uk

The BBC has backtracked on claims that it has only hundreds of Linux users accessing its website.

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Created by mark 6 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 41 weeks ago
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No news, but no snooze

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Two things piqued my interest recently. One was the iPlayer protests at the BBC, the other was the Wiki tracker project. More specifically, it was the reporting of these events. In the case of the former, it went virtually unreported and made me proud of our independent and open news sources and reporting network. The latter highlighted (again) the many issues of user-generated content.

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Protesters call on the BBC to eliminate DRM from the “iPlayer”

http://www.fsf.org

"Two weeks after the BBC officially launched the iPlayer, protesters wearing bright yellow Hazmat suits gathered outside BBC Television Center in London and BBC headquarters in Manchester to demand that Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) be eliminated from the BBC..."

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What tricks is the BBC up to with Microsoft?

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The BBC iPlayer has been a hot topic on everyone's lips. It's late, doesn't work very well yet, presents some ISPs with a big economic problems, and is limited to Windows XP users running Internet Explorer.

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Free software campaigners stonewalled at BBC

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) mounted its protests against "corruption" of the BBC by Microsoft in London and Manchester this morning.

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Created by mads 7 years 1 week ago – Made popular 7 years 1 week ago
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Anti-DRM Protesters call on the BBC to eliminate DRM from the iPlayer

http://www.linuxelectrons.com

London and Manchester, England – Two weeks after the BBC officially launched the iPlayer, protesters wearing bright yellow Hazmat suits gathered outside BBC Television Center in London and BBC headquarters in Manchester to demand that Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) be eliminated from the BBC.

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Created by waleed.saud 7 years 1 week ago – Made popular 7 years 1 week ago
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Free Software Foundation plans protests at 'corrupt' BBC

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is planning protests at key BBC sites because it believes the national broadcaster's management has been corrupted by Microsoft. Protests will be mounted outside Television Centre in London and outside the corporation's Manchester offices on Tuesday, 14 August.

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Created by achingbaby 7 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 2 weeks ago
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BBC looks to court online viewers with media player

http://www.linuxworld.com

The BBC has released a public beta of its own software application for watching video online, hoping to engage younger people who are consuming more of their content over the Internet.

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Created by C733tus 7 years 3 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 3 weeks ago
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BBC Trust backs calls for Linux iPlayer

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The BBC Trust met with the Open Source Consortium (OSC) yesterday to discuss the controversy raised by the BBC's iPlayer, which will only work on Windows XP.

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