Requests For Features

michael norman michaeltnorman at
Fri Apr 17 05:43:30 PDT 2015

On 17/04/15 12:31, David Cantrell wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 12:31:36AM +0100, Peter S Kirk wrote:
>> My hope is that some day ITV, C4 and C5 see the light and realise that all
>> the obstacles they erect have no effect on preventing leaks, but only annoy
>> and inconvenience UK residents.
> But they don't inconvenience UK residents in general. They inconvenience
> a tiny number of geeks, who, to be blunt, they don't care about because
> they tend not to be the sort of people that their advertisers (that is,
> the people who are ITV/C4/C5's customers) care about.
> Normal people either enslave themselves to the TV schedule, or record
> stuff on whatever the modern equivalent of a VCR is, or they don't care
> what they watch they just want to stare vacantly all day at the shiny
> box in the corner of the room. People like you and me who are
> discriminating in our viewing choices, refuse to enslave ourselves to a
> broadcaster's schedule, and want to download stuff instead of recording
> it are really not at all important to them.
> That may change in the future, of course, and when their incentives
> change then I expect their behaviour to change too.
Why are we having this discussion on this list ?

BBC makes iplayer content we can use GIP to access that.

Commercial tv companies will never do that.  The only people that 
inconveniences are those who want to access their content for nothing.

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