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EFF Bringing Broadcast Flag Fight to the FCC, Court System

Posted on 07 October 2004 by

via Slashdot (sorry I’m late with this news tidbit, but it *is* important, so pay attention!)

“The Electronic Frontier Foundation and nine other organizations including Public Knowledge (PK) and the American Library Association (ALA) have gone to court to fight the FCC’s Broadcast Flag. The press release sums it up: The brief argues that the FCC has no authority to regulate digital TV sets and other digital devices unless specifically instructed to do so by Congress. While the FCC does have jurisdiction over TV transmissions, transmissions are not at issue here. The broadcast flag limits the way digital material can be used after the broadcast has already been received.”