I was absolutely astounded to read a post on the Digital Home Canada Forums stating that the CRTC is forcing Bell ExpressVu to change their satellite card encryption technology, or else possibly lose their license.
How insane is the CRTC? Wait until they hear about pirating in the music industry, we’ll all have to run out and buy new CD players as they mandate the old ones not secure enough.
Shouldn’t it be up to the industry to decide when/if to switch encryption? When Bell feels they have lost enough money to people who pirate their signal one of two things would probably happen.
- They ignore it and continue to lose money, or
- They decide they have lost too much to pirates and by their own choice, investigate ways to address it without having a Government Commission tell them how/when they need to.
This country is too depressing at times.