Burning the Broadcast Flag


Ten public interest groups are challenging the broadcast flag, claiming that the FCC's authority over broadcasts doesn't extend to mandating that TV makers install copy protection to operate on the broadcast signal after it's been received, absent some additional grant of power from Congress. The legal docs are here.

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  1. Meanwhile, at the National Association Of Broadcasters powwow this week in San Diego, radio station managers are folding like two-dollar lawnchairs under the Gestapo-like pressure of the FC-Almighty-C. But hey, screw freedom of speech, we’ve got the stockholders to worry about…

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