3 posts • joined Friday 7th January 2011 10:05 GMT
What the European Convention on Human Rights actually says
I wonder why don't people bother quoting the 2nd bit of Article 10 of ECHR?
 Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. this right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.
 The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or the rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.
Whilst watching the TV...
Perhaps I'm giving MS too much credit and foresight here.
Whilst watching TV last night I couldn't help but wonder how many modern TVs (and STBs) with HD and/or DVB-C/T/S tuners have some sort of ARM chip in them? Bung a more powerful ARM chip in and you've got a 'lightweight' PC/WebTV with a usable 720/1080p resolution display. Could it be MS are worried some TV company will add networking (for IPTV) and then bung Linux/Android on their TVs to create something that might be a threat to MS?
Yeah... I know I probably am giving them too much credit and they're just panicking about tablet PCs and Android/Linux and punters finding out there are alternatives to MS Office.
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