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Thursday, 20 May 2010

On your marks, get set ...

Not a moment too soon, yesterday the OFT gave the green light to Project Canvas, the BBC-led joint venture to create internet-connected television (ipTV news reports). It looks like they won't be short of competition after all as today Google announced its own internet TV system. As the battle lines are drawn between these two rather different monopolies, copyright looks on impartially, wondering whether the integration of conventional TV with internet content could work in favour of the legitimate stuff (as Wired suggests here) or against it.

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