Conditional access (abbreviated CA) is the protection of content by requiring certain criteria to be met before granting access to this content. The term is commonly used in relation to digital television systems, most notably satellite television.
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1998 on the legal protection of services based on, or consisting of, conditional access is a European Union directive in the field of intellectual property law ... The Directive covers "conditional access services", which are defined as television or radio broadcasts or internet services to which "access in an intelligible form is made conditional upon ... television and internet sites which charge for access ...
... Downloadable Conditional Access System or DCAS is a proposal advanced by CableLabs for secure software download of a specific Conditional Access ...
... The role of the card is to perform any conditional access and decryption functions ... cable television industry, uses Downloadable Conditional Access System (DCAS) in place of physical CableCARDs ... Because the conditional access system is in software, it can be sent with the video as a form of Digital Rights Management (DRM) ...
... specialised tasks in association with a host for example, a conditional access sub system, an electronic program guide application module, or to provide ... The specification does not define the operation or functionality of a conditional access system application on the module ... may be performed by a module communicating across the interface are not limited to conditional access or to those described in this specification ...
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“Make thick my blood,
Stop up th access and passage to remorse,
That no compunctious visitings of nature
Shake my fell purpose.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Conditional love is love that is turned off and on....Some parents only show their love after a child has done something that pleases them. I love you, honey, for cleaning your room! Children who think they need to earn love become people pleasers, or perfectionists. Those who are raised on conditional love never really feel loved.”
—Louise Hart (20th century)