Dan told me that my favourite radio programme, Melvyn Bragg’s “In Our Time” is now available in MP3 format direct from the BBC. Ironically perhaps the first mp3’d programme discusses the discovery of electricity!
This is extremely good news… and great that the BBC are putting out high-quality original programming that they own the rights to, in flexible, non-DRM’d formats.
Now Dan, you just need to convince Melv and his merry band of academics to wrap their MP3’d thoughts in one of the newly launched UK CC licences, so that thousands of school multimedia projects around the country can resound with their honeyed tones…
I think I’m going to write him an email…
Just looked at the licence text on the download page, which says:
“You may not download, edit, or use this file for the purpose of promoting, advertising, endorsing or implying a connection with you (or any third party) and the BBC”
Does that mean that editing or using the file for something, like a school project, say is perfectly fine?