Hey @gbryant, just watched the show, and I'm not sure I agree with your take on Freedom 0. For the sake of clarity here:
The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0).
I feel like you made some errant assumptions about how DRM schemes like HDCP affect freedom. HDCP support does not prevent streaming non-encrypted content. On the other hand, looking outside the free software fishbowl, if I want to watch HDCP-encrypted content, not having HDCP support would prevent me from running the program as I wish.
The only interpretation I can see, that would consistute a violation of Freedom 0, would be directly violating the HDCP stream; e.g. attempting to copy encrypted content, but even that has the reverse effect on the other side of the coin. One has to assume that a content creator who has intentionally applied a DRM scheme does so with the intent to somehow preserve their rights as content creator, in how their creation is experienced (and let's be plain about it - how they do or don't get paid for it). Violating HDCP, then, is an injury to the content creator (or again - to be plain about it - the content rights owner), probably also a violation of the DMCA, so neither nice, nor legal (in the USA). In effect, you've violated the content creator's right to us the software as they want, for any purpose. Touché.
So, what happens when freedoms collide? I've always used the overly simplistic, but effective explanation "the rights of your fist end at my face". So, who's the fist, and who's the face? Leave aside the extremes at either end of this discussion - major media corporations, RMS, etc.... and consider use cases with real people: If you as a content creator make electronic content licensed for free distribution, we all win. If you as a content creator make electronic content licensed for with limited distribution rights, DRM schemes are how those rights are managed; avoiding them means either I miss your content (sorry); utilizing them means I accept your restrictions on my use... and that sounds fair to me, regardless of Freedom 0.
This ties in with another interesting discussion on Bad Voltage about the difference between total freedom and freedom to increase the greater good. Please read Matthew Garrett's excellent article, but substitute DRM for "license".
Thanks for another great show!