[Cdn-DMCA] Digital TV Copy Protection
russell at flora.ca
Mon Apr 29 07:09:05 EDT 2002
On Sun, 28 Apr 2002, farrellj wrote:
> It seems that people stateside have agreed to a way to copy-protect DTV
> broadcasts so that you can only display them on the TV, and not record
> them. Philips, the people who invented the CD have been championing the
> cause of "Fair Use", and was the lone disenting voice at these
> talks...(from the article):
"Fair Use" is one issue.
What I want to see is mandatory labelling. As a consumer (Yes, I mean
that word) would never hire a service that worked this way. I have Rogers
Digital Cable at home right now, and have never paid for a Pay-Per-View
that I did not record. If it were not for the ability to record and
watch again later, I simply would never do pay-per-view.
I don't suspect I'm alone.
> It might be an idea contact Philips Canada and see about possibly partnering
> with them for common causes.
We should each take on someone to connect with:
At the moment, I'm working on connecting with the Creative Rights
Alliance, specifically Susan Crean. Our conversation started a bit bumpy
as we were starting the conversation with different experiences and
different problems to solve, but we are getting closer to understanding
where each other is coming from.
I have had two meetings so far with Heritage (Copyright policy branch),
and have future meetings planned including a demonstration of Linux.
Meeting last Friday had many topics come up in their interest in learning
what people like us do. One thing totally outside of my knowledge that
will probably need demonstration is gaming, so I will later be in touch
with our friends at http://www.transgaming.com/
I have a meeting today with an ICT group at Industry Canada. Group
includes people from "Business and Regulatory Analysis", "Information and
Communications Technologies Branch", "Schoolnet", "Supplier
Strategies" and IPPD.
Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
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