Non-functional stuff that apparently works?

Cory on the iPlayer:

“Some 25 years ago, the BBC was pumping out BBC Micros to help Britain become a nation of technological literates. Today, Auntie is locking up online ‘broadcasts’ with nonfunctional anti-copying technology that not only takes away the freedom we enjoy with over-the-air broadcast”

So if it’s non-functional, how can it take away our freedom? Surely that can only happen if it actually works?

  • Danny O’Brien

    Because it’s illegal. You can break the DRM, but you’ll be breaking the law to do so, even if it was for a legal purpose.

    It’s not freedom if it’s actually illegal, Ian :)