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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

    invaliduser88 Welcome to Torchwood DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    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.


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

    Mark, kill this if you want.
  2. kb7oeb

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    Jun 16, 2004
  3. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    This is hardly over. The MPAA will probably appeal. I hate the RIAA & MPAA.
  4. zmark

    zmark Legend

    Apr 17, 2005
    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

    olgeezer Guest

    Dec 5, 2003
    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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