Re: Fw: Sirius Satellite radio & captcha online

  • From: "Darrell Shandrow" <nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 19:56:44 -0700

Hi Julie,

I believe they are trying to prevent automatic recording of the content by programs like Replay A/V. Not only is this CAPTCHA inaccessible, but the constant restrictions of our fair use of content is also a huge spoiler of the fun.

Darrell Shandrow - Shandrow Communications!
Technology consultant/instructor, network/systems administrator!
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Visit http://www.petitiononline.com/captcha and sign the Google Word Verification Accessibility Petition today!
Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by another person.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "JULIE MELTON" <jewelsong21@xxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: Sirius Satellite radio & captcha online



Ok, maybe i'm dumb. But how does Captcha assure someone else isn't using your account? Wouldn't they just type in the characters too? What are they trying to accomplish by making us type them in each and every time?

Anyway, I'll be writing and-or calling them this evening.




JulieMelton visit me at www.heart-and-music.com Keep smiling!





From: <petrakigianos-giasou@xxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Fw: Sirius Satellite radio & captcha online
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 21:22:22 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Chris
It is not a 1 time deal captcha with Sirius. You must enter the
characters from the captcha everytime you try to log in to
sirius online service.

Petro

--- Chris Skarstad <toonhead@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Ok, question about this.  When you guys are talking about a
> captcha
> to listen to the online player, does this mean that in order
> to
> listen, every single time that a captcha must be entered, or
> is it a
> one time only deal?
> if it's a one-time only deal, and a solution can be found that
> is
> accessible, then i don't see a problem, but if it has to be
> entered
> every single time you listen? that's rediculous!
> If Sirius wanted me to become a subscriber well they sure as
> hell
> lost me as a customer right there.
> I hope that xm does not go this route.
>
>
>
> At 12:59 PM 6/14/2006, you wrote:
> >It is definitely true. This is what happens when people share
> >their accounts with others and Howard Stern had to have a big
> >part in this. XM satellite will probably institute this
> captcha
> >soon. It's a matter of time.
> >
> >--- Gary Wood <k8hlx@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi all.  I just received a message from someone on another
> > > list concerning
> > > Captia and Sirius on-line!
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: <petrakigianos-giasou@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > To: <pc-audio@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 5:05 AM
> > > Subject: Sirius Satellite radio & captcha online
> > >
> > >
> > > > Looks like Sirius satellite has locked out the blind pc
> user
> > > > from using its online tuner service by instituting a
> > > captcha.
> > > >
> > > > Is this true? I will check it soon to see.
> > > >
> > > > Sirius just changed their online radio tuner to require
> a
> > > > captcha - an entry of random letters that only a sighted
> > > person
> > > > can see - in order to listen online.
> > > > Not only does it make it impossible for Blind users to
> > > listen
> > > > online, but it also makes it impossible for Replay A/V
> to
> > > > automatically tune to Sirius channels.
> > > >
> > > > Would you mind writing to Sirius on behalf of the Blind
> > > > Community and finding out if there is an alternative way
> to
> > > log
> > > > in?
> > > >
> > > > Here's the contact form:
> > > >
> > >
>
>http://www.sirius.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Sirius/CachedPage&c=FlexContent&cid=1112908249913
> > > >
> > > > Their phone number is:
> > > > 1-888-539-7474
> > > >
> > > > Petro
> > > >
> > > >
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