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Posted 23 February 2005 - 11:07 AM
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Posted 23 February 2005 - 11:11 AM
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Posted 23 February 2005 - 04:34 PM
Good news for consumers, a Federal Appeals court stated that the FCC had overstepped their bounds in the implementation of the broadcast flag.
Could you post a link or tell us where you saw this. I did a quick google and couldn't anything recent.
Posted 23 February 2005 - 06:37 PM
Rueters.. Yahoo...never heard of those. I always Google and if if it doesn't show up on the big G then it must not exist.
The court decision looks shaky a best.
I've followed this whole broadcast flag thing since the beginning and it's serious business in my estimation. To me it plays into the whole George Orwell 1984 "how will we control the masses" conspiracy theory. The problem is you'll end up with a few bigshots deciding what we can watch and when.
Looks like it's time to order that HD PC tuner card before this summer.
Posted 23 February 2005 - 10:40 PM
Posted 24 February 2005 - 08:06 AM
The thing that I find amazing was reported in this story:
Since when does someone get carte blanche treatment just because someone else didn't explicitly say they couldn't? That sounds a lot like an argument my kids would use. "Well you didn't say we couldn't do it so we thought it would be ok". I now declare myself the sole dictator of DBSTalk and get to run here how I want. Nobody has said I couldn't so it has to be legal!
The FCC's lawyer, Jacob Lewis, acknowledged the agency never had exercised such ancillary power but maintained it was permitted by Congress since lawmakers didn't explicitly outlaw it.
Posted 24 February 2005 - 09:23 AM
The broadcast flag is just bad public policy. Hollywood needs to learn to embrace new technology and profit from it rather than try to crush everything that comes along.