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Tell Congress to Reject the Broadcast Flag

Posted on 22 May 2005 by

The dreaded Broadcast Flag, much like the villain in a bad horror movie, isn’t quite dead yet.

Even though the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the FCC did not have the authority to require hardware manufacturers to implement Broadcast Flag copy protection, the MPAA is trying to sneak a few lines of innocuous-sounding law past legislators to give the FCC the sweeping regulatory authority it needs re-instate the Flag.

The EFF has issued an action-alert with an online form to help you contact your representative directly and tell them that you don’t want Hollywood to hobble your digital media devices!

Also see BoingBoing Commentary and previous Slashdot Broadcast Flag coverage