As per; http://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv/ifi/tvlicensing/enquiry/ofcom_bbc.pdf
I am unclear as to the public benefit, in particular as to why the BBC should be approaching Offcom “to take steps to ensure that reception equipment will implement the specified content management arrangements”.
It would seem to me that;
a) Since the BBC is publicly funded, the direction should come from the licence fee payers and not the third party content owners – if they wish to lobby, surely they should do so directly?
b) There is no benefit for the licence payer, and potentially considerable cost, as if I read the amendment correctly, the scrambling can only be undone by new boxes, rendering the current crop of set top boxes etc, obsolete and non-functional, requiring new boxes to be purchased – already a sore point for those forced to purchase one by the digital switchover.
I would ask you to refuse this ammendment on these grounds.
John, Licence fee payer.