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BBC explains DRM restrictions on HD broadcasts

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 18 Apr 2009 20:15 User comments (12)

BBC explains DRM restrictions on HD broadcasts The BBC has explained the limitations that will be enforced by digital rights management (DRM) with regard to recording from its High-definition broadcasts. The information follows the launch of the Panasonic Freesat Blu-ray recorders. The DRM will allow users to make one personal copy of HD content (after recording to the PVR) to a Blu-ray disc, but copies of that disc cannot be made afterward.
"It will now be possible to make a single HD Blu-ray copy of one of our programmes, although not copies of copies. An HD connection to a protected home network will also be possible, although an HD connection to the Internet or portable devices will not work..." said Danielle Nagler, head of BBC HD, in a blog post.

He continued: "...Partial unlocking of some paths should also enable the high quality standard definition RGB outputs from some set top boxes". In the future, it will be possible to make a copy of the content to a compatible portable device too.

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12 user comments

118.4.2009 20:27

That's not going to stop anyone, just rip it to your PC and reburn.

All they did was make it more tedious.

218.4.2009 23:29

all they did is waist money for something that isn't going to work.

319.4.2009 0:14

Even on paper this isn't going to weed legal in Britain? They HAVE to be smoking something...

419.4.2009 6:54

OMG the BBC must be planning something people would want to copy lol

519.4.2009 7:01

So from that f**ked up description, can the content be played or not???

619.4.2009 10:08

Lol Stupid British -------. A lot of that doesn't even make sense. Just comes to show that they don't know ---- even about they're own broadcasts. The big chiefs just go to the tech guys with a lot of money and ask a way to prevent copying. Even if the tech guys say there's no fool proof way to do so, the chiefs just go on throwing money away like deluded fools.
Bit like Wile E. Coyote chasing the Road Runner. Sometimes he catches him but he always ends up purchasing some expensive crap from ACME and falling off a cliff.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Apr 2009 @ 23:04

719.4.2009 11:43

surely by paying the license fee which we are required by law to pay then we the public own these broadcasts and should be able to do as we please with them and not be told what we can do by someone who wouldnt even have a job if it wasnt for us

819.4.2009 22:51

Weed is not legal in Britain, but just like copied copy-protected blu-rays, it is plentiful.

919.4.2009 23:03

Originally posted by ROMaster2:
All they did was make it more tedious.
yes. but then that's all they can do. everything is crackable.


read the forum rules, particularly #6.. sort it out

1020.4.2009 2:51

Cough :

Not sure if it still works tho...

its great the BBC wasted all that licence fee payers money on microsoft DRM based system that used P2P techonogy the DRM was so weak it could be stripped in minutes, then had to completely rebuild the system to offer mac and linux support.

Also ive heard if you use the flash iplayer and click download mobile link, then copy the URL it gives you has _mobile at end, remove this and paste the link into a browser and you can download the full quality WMV and then use something like DRMDBG and FreeMe2.

or this:

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Apr 2009 @ 5:44

1124.4.2009 18:49

Someone needs to tell the BBC that BluRay has been cracked a while now...

1225.4.2009 1:15

Originally posted by OFI:
Someone needs to tell the BBC that BluRay has been cracked a while now...
That's not entirely true.

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