Readers who are citizens of the European Union may want to follow up this item on Slashdot:
The Council of the EU has a streaming service so that we can watch its meetings — but the service can only be accessed by Mac or MS Windows users. This is because they employ WMV format for the videos. In the FAQ they express a really strange opinion about this: ‘The live streaming media service of the Council of the European Union can be viewed on Microsoft Windows and Macintosh platforms. We cannot support Linux in a legal way. So the answer is: No support for Linux.’ An online petition has been set up to create pressure to convince the EU council to change its service to one that is platform independent.