Parliment House Webcasting - limited access through proprietary formats

Alex Satrapa grail at
Tue Feb 19 16:35:02 EST 2002

[Note Change Of Addressees - APH and Canberra Times removed]

On Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at 03:18 , John Griffiths wrote:

> personally, as my office shares bandwidth at the telstra exchage I find 
> the
> webcasts to be a pox on creation.

Some people may want to keep an eye on what's happening, especially when 
certain things are being discussed - such as the scuttling of a shipload 
of illegal immigrants in Australian waters which resulted in children 
being thrown overboard before the RAN could get lifeboats deployed.

Those people would benefit from at least having the choice between 
RealPlayer and WMF.  Why wasn't QuickTime mentioned, anyone?

Advocating freedom of choice shouldn't be limited to freedom to select 
*your* choice.

As for the bandwidth consumed - that's up to the end user to pay for, 
surely?  I'd love it if Telstra would go back to bandwidth-limited 
instead of data-transfer limited accounts.  At least then the greatest 
consumers of bandwidth would be paying enough to keep that bandwidth 
available.  But I digress.

Thankyou for taking the time to point out that they are forcing people 
to choose a particular operating system for the purpose of viewing the 
parliamentary webcasts.


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