BBC Media goes Microsoft

I was browsing BBC News today and I found a couple things that pissed me off.

Their antiquated copyright notice. I thought BBC backstage changed all that, allowing people to manipulate and syndicate BBC content. I mean how does Google get away with “only download the content for your own personal non-commercial use”??

Then I noticed this blog entry about exciting new M$ technologies. From there a link to a very disheartening article about BBC partnering with M$.

What happened about BBC‘s vlc or codec rumours? :(

Vista’s goal of getting content out of the browser is a clear threat to the Web browser based desktop that we’ve fought so hard for.

I wish BBC had their content on Google video, the service which now works in Korea.

With video software patents in the mix, this is bad news. Make a complaint.

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