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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Operators can also decode and view Active Format Descriptor (AFD), and detect Broadcast Flag and Dolby Audio Metadata.
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.
For example, in the Broadcast Flag proceeding, (5) the FCC agreed
reason: What about the price consumers are bearing by having government regulation of electronic equipment, like the broadcast flag for Hollywood?
Federal Communications Commission in its recent Broadcast Flag ruling.
Broadcast flag will allow content owners to set copying limitations on their U.
Valenti noted that the major movie studios continue to pursue other legal piracy remedies, including the broadcast flag.
In essence, the broadcast flag is a bit of code that would be recognized by A/V equipment when a digital stream is received--via a television, settop box, audio player or other broadcast device.
The MS9400 incorporates high-performance 108MHz video DACs for improved visual quality, unified memory architecture and the new Video Content Protection System (VCPS) copy protection scheme that may soon be required to support the broadcast flag in the United States and other countries.
As of July 1st, the FCC had planned to require that all televisions equipped to receive new digital signals--as well as many personal computers and recording devices--implement a new anti-copying technology known as the broadcast flag.
The broadcast flag still gets me steamed, though, so much so that I recently built a high-definition digital video recorder just to beat the flag mandate.
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