*He also sounded a warning for BBC executives, accusing them of "incredible
naivety" in believing they could control the distribution of programmes
online. *

*Programmes distributed via the BBC's increasingly popular online iPlayer
service are supposed to be viewable for a week only, and can be stored on a
PC for up to 30 days. But Fry said that large numbers of viewers were
bypassing the corporation's digital rights management software, and more
would follow. *

*"There is this marvellous idea the iPlayer is secure. It's anything but
secure," said Fry, host of the TV quiz show QI. His recent documentary on
the Gutenberg printing press was one of the most popular programmes on the
iPlayer catch-up service. "The BBC is throwing out really valuable content
for free. It shows an incredible naivety about how the internet and digital
devices work."*

*Fry admitted to bypassing the copy protection to transfer programmes to his
Apple iPhone, and said the corporation's iPlayer was hurting its commercial
rivals. *
*Brian Butterworth

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