I agree with Mr Fry's position.... and furthermore, I think that it
is important, as is my own case, to understand that there are many
rights-holders who fear all of this..... and the result is that they
cannot see a high quality/secure way to release their work for
financial reward. Therefore the speed of cultural development has
suffered since the mid 90's, across both TV and Radio..... and a lot
of supporting industries.
If the BBC were to connect the two it would be wonderful, even a new
secure codec would help.....
I am still not certain about Dave Crossland's model either...... and
as a result it is very frustrating to try to professionally consider
why I should work so hard when the rules of distribution are clearly
so uncertain at present.
On 8 May 2008, at 10:42, Tom Loosemore wrote:
unhelpfully, the BBC's not yet put up the transcript of the speech, so
it's hard to judge given the vagries of reporting...
2008/5/8 Andrew Wong <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
Can I just pedal backwards very quickly as I realise that in
article, Mr. Fry actually said no such thing... he just pointed
out that the
lock wasn't particularly secure. Which is not news to anyone...
*pedals backwards rapidly*
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Sent: 08 May 2008 10:20
Subject: RE: [backstage] Stephen Fry: "There is this marvellous
iPlayer is secure. It's anything but secure"
It's rather interesting that one of the very few TV personalities
*gets* the digital revolution (tm) and all that is essentially
the digital arms race needs to be beefed up, instead of starting
My personal opinion, not those of my employers etc.
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Sent: 08 May 2008 08:31
Subject: [backstage] Stephen Fry: "There is this marvellous idea
is secure. It's anything but secure"
He also sounded a warning for BBC executives, accusing them of
naivety" in believing they could control the distribution of
Programmes distributed via the BBC's increasingly popular online
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,
"There is this marvellous idea the iPlayer is secure. It's
secure," said Fry, host of the TV quiz show QI. His recent
the Gutenberg printing press was one of the most popular
programmes on the
iPlayer catch-up service. "The BBC is throwing out really valuable
for free. It shows an incredible naivety about how the internet
Fry admitted to bypassing the copy protection to transfer
programmes to his
Apple iPhone, and said the corporation's iPlayer was hurting its
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