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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.
If the content was flagged, the tuner would allow it to be recorded only in specified formats--formats that would preserve the broadcast flag if that copy were passed to another device ...
Meanwhile, holders of digital copyrights are lobbying both Congress and analogous international legislative bodies to mandate "broadcast flag" technologies for digital television and radio hardware.
The book examines three recent controversies over digital copyright: the failed effort to develop copy protection for portable music players with the Strategic Digital Music Initiative; the encryption system used in DVDs; and the attempt by the FCC to mandate the "broadcast flag" copy protection system for digital television.
In the statement, Sununu said his proposal would apply to the broadcast flag, an anti-piracy technology for over-the-air digital television.
At the same time that the Senate was considering "video broadcast flag" legislation last year, both the House and the Senate were considering so-called "audio flag" legislation.
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
communications authority) that manufacturers of digital devices must include a "broadcast flag," a coding that would prevent any digital device from illegal downloads.
In November 2003 the FCC decided to make the ATSC flag or "broadcast flag" obligatory for all equipment capable of receiving digital terrestrial television as of July 2005.
This report addresses the adoption of a "broadcast flag" system by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to protect digital television (DTV) broadcasts from unauthorized redistribution.
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