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browolf

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Legal BBC downloads
« on: December 20, 2006, 10:44:56 AM »

Hundreds of episodes of BBC programmes will be made available on a file-sharing network for the first time, the corporation has announced.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6194929.stm

http://www.zudeo.com/az-web/app
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Re: Legal BBC downloads
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2006, 11:33:11 AM »

Very interesting.

As yet there doesnt appear to be any indication if there will be some sort of fee for this?  The reason I query is that I notice
"The titles will be protected by digital rights management software to prevent the programmes being traded illegally on the internet."

Im wondering how much of "a napster like" agreement it will be, I guess we will have to wait for more info (unless Ive missed something).
What it may well do is perhaps shake up the internet industry a bit.  Considering the vast majority of users seem to use only a few GB per month or less - high definition videos are going to make a huge indent into a lot of users allowances.

Something like this will affect the adsl industry as a whole - because with the current IPStream wholesale costs the ISPs wont be in much of a state to do anything about it, until wholesale costs come down a lot.
Those people that are on the IPStream ?15 per month type packages may come in for a bit of a shock with current situation and bandwidth allowances.
I know there has also been mumours of a premium pay download per GB and therefore wonder how much people would be prepared to pay - if they have to pay extra ? to the ISP for "premium GBs" and also perhaps a cut to the beeb for content?

Interesting times ahead?
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Re: Legal BBC downloads
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2006, 03:16:22 PM »

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Interesting times ahead?
Or maybe not!

"The agreement means that users of Azureus' Zudeo software in the US can download titles such as Little Britain. "

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Re: Legal BBC downloads
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2006, 07:35:26 PM »

Will one have to have a TV licence to watch these downloads? I don't have TV & therefore no licence and get treated like a criminal as a result.
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Re: Legal BBC downloads
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007, 06:13:48 AM »

Will one have to have a TV licence to watch these downloads? I don't have TV & therefore no licence and get treated like a criminal as a result.

You need a TV license if you own a PC, because it is capable of receiving television broadcasts, whether by TV tuner card or streaming broadcasts, such as the BBC did during the last world cup.  (It's all in the small print.)
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Re: Legal BBC downloads
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2007, 10:57:28 AM »

It all seems rather grey a grey area
Good article  http://www.derbygripe.co.uk/tv.htm

At various sites the concensus on a PC would appear to be a TV tuner card.

This site attempts to make it clearer (See Case E: )
http://www.tvlicensing.biz/info_on_tvlicensing/index.htm

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Re: Legal BBC downloads
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2007, 02:29:10 PM »

Some interesting reading there Kitz. :)
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