broadcast flag


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broadcast flag

A code in a digital TV broadcast that would restrict its redistribution. For example, it would allow consumers to make copies for personal use, but would prevent them from transmitting copies over the Internet. Mandated by the FCC, consumer devices manufactured after July 1, 2005 were expected to recognize the code. In May 2005, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed the FCC order. Stay tuned!
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And, up until last year, "Modern Family" was still flying the broadcast flag with repeat wins in the comedy category.
After a rulemaking, the FCC passed a broadcast flag mandate, (177) but the courts struck it down as exceeding the FCC's regulatory reach.
Circuit to vacate the FCC mandate, thereby leaving the broadcast flag issue for Congress to decide.
In the statement, Sununu said his proposal would apply to the broadcast flag, an anti-piracy technology for over-the-air digital television.
Although styled as a narrow bill ostensibly giving the FCC only "limited authority" to impose licensing conditions on new HD radios and satellite radios, the Audio Broadcast Flag Licensing Act of 2006 would have prohibited "unauthorized copying and redistribution of transmitted content through the use of a broadcast flag or similar technology.
By examining the history and current status of the broadcast flag in the United States and the Content Protection and Copy Management standard being developed in Europe, this article suggests that Australian regulators are likely to face similar calls for action on digital broadcast content and explains some of the possible regulatory choices regarding the transmission and the reception of digital free-to-air content.
For example, in the Broadcast Flag proceeding, (5) the FCC agreed
The technical specifications behind the broadcast flag were a compromise measure, premised on an understanding that more restrictive approaches (such as encrypted signals created at the source of transmission) imposed economically or technologically infeasible conditions.
reason: What about the price consumers are bearing by having government regulation of electronic equipment, like the broadcast flag for Hollywood?
Instead, it's July 1, 2005--the day that the FCC's broadcast flag mandate takes effect.
Federal Communications Commission in its recent Broadcast Flag ruling.
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