Thursday, February 14, 2008

There ought to be a law against it!

David Farrar's inner authoritarian comes out again.  Consumers are being "forced" to buy multiple devices just to view all the free to air channels.  Thunders David (I'm a libertarian) Farrar,

"It shouldn’t be allowed..."  If a channel is free to air, one should be able to tune your device to receive it.

Jawohl, Herr Farrar! 

Sheesh.  At least when Jim Neanderton insists on a "right" to free-to-air TV he's honest enough to call himself a socialist.

4 Comments:

Blogger Oswald Bastable said...

I had to buy multiple devices to watch stuff too. They are called television sets.

2/14/2008 08:41:00 pm  
Blogger libertyscott said...

How can he cope with Britain, there is NO platform on which you can get all TV channels. You would be "forced" to get a Sky dish, Virgin media cable TV, Freeview box and Tiscali TV via IP box - the tragedy of it all. The next complaint will be not getting Air NZ airpoints when flying on other airlines!

2/14/2008 09:59:00 pm  
Anonymous Spam said...

To be fair, this is another example of a "free" service that is anything but free (AFAIK, at least) - doesn't TVNZ receive taxpayer funding through NZ on air?

(can someone clarify)

I guess the point is that if I am already paying for this service through my taxes, then access to that service should be as easy as possible

2/15/2008 10:38:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I guess the point is that if I am already paying for this service through my taxes, then access to that service should be as easy as possible."

What if I don't want the service?

LGM

2/15/2008 11:41:00 am  

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