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.

The BBC have developed the "iPlayer" at a cost to the BBC license fee payer of £130 Million and rising. The software tool was meant to be developed to help viewers download TV shows to their computers. But in the process the BBC Trust has unwittingly given up on important principles it was chartered to protect – open access and independence from corporate influence.

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