Tuesday, June 1, 2010

British TV Over the Internet: Can this be Legal?

I found this download whilst browsing the web for clips of British television shows. Evidently, when you open the file using VLC, it provides access to many British TV stations such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4, as well as some other European stations. Not all work for all people but the British stations worked when I tested them.

I doubt that access will be available long-term but it worked the one time I tested it for educational purposes. I did not create the file or the route to watch the shows. I am not sharing any copyrighted material. I did not reverse engineer any copy protection. I took my vitamins. I did not inhale. Oh, and just because a file is linked to in a blog doesn't always mean it's safe. I always recommend scanning files for viruses even if you are on a mac.

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