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Broadcast Flag blocked by Court

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by invaliduser88, May 6, 2005.

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  1. invaliduser88

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    The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia overturned rules by the Federal Communications Commission that would have required certain video devices to have technology to prevent copying digital television programs.

    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/3170239

    Oops...saw story in broadcast forum...

    Mark, kill this if you want.
     
  2. kb7oeb

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    Hooray!
     
  3. Paul Secic

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    This is hardly over. The MPAA will probably appeal. I hate the RIAA & MPAA.
     
  4. zmark

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    More importantly, this ruling only means that the FCC can't madate the flag on their own. Congress is still free to enact legislation requiring the broadcast flag. The decision is more about FCC overstepping their authority than about the broadcast flag itself.

    It's still a victory, but not as much of a victory as most people think.
     
  5. olgeezer

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    I'm very surprised there isn't more discussion on this news. Lee Wood's site listed over 40 articles about this decision
     
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