writes "According to this AP story (mirror), live video from the Olympics will be viewable online. However, 'the footage will be highly restricted to protect lucrative broadcast contracts, which are sold by territory - $793 million paid by NBC alone. Web sites must employ technology to block viewers from outside their home countries, so U.S. Web surfers won't benefit from the BBC's live coverage. They'll have to settle for highlights posted after NBC broadcasts, which are already largely tape-delayed.'"
Interestingly, this AP wire story was picked up by CNN.com (it was at this URL
and this URL
), ran for a few hours, and now has been removed - I guess CNN didn't think it was newsworthy. *shrug*