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Yep, it looks like they are doing it again - this time by slipping the broadcast flag into an appropriations bill.

https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?page=UserAction&cmd=display&id=145

Thanks for the open debate of public issues, Congress.





Willful ignorance of science is not commendable. Refusing to learn the difference between a credible source and a shill is criminally stupid.
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Wow, only took one business day after http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA609104.html?display=Breaking+News&referral=SUPP



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I'm unfarmiliar with this. What is the broadcast flag and what does it do? Thanks.
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    Originally posted by BigSteve


    I'm unfarmiliar with this. What is the broadcast flag and what does it do? Thanks.
Perhaps clicking on the link



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    Originally posted by the link
    The Broadcast Flag was Hollywood's plan to point its remote control at your digital TV. It was a set of bits in the DTV standard that let broadcasters meddle with what could be done with publicly available broadcast video - even if those restrictions stomped on your fair use rights.

    The courts struck down the original FCC proposal. Now, the lobbyists have turned to Congress. Rumor has it that a senator will introduce an amendment on Tuesday in the Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science sub-committee to reintroduce the flag. On Thursday, it goes to a full committee vote.

    If your state is listed below, then your senator is on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and you can help stop the Flag - but there isn't much time. Please write now.


Uh. ..it says that it's a bad thing, but it doesn't really go into great detail about what exactly it is or why it is bad. Neither does the link you provided, so perhaps I'm missing something. I just wondered if someone could possibly explain it to me or point me in a more helpful direction. Thanks.
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Y'know Guru's posted about a ZILLION threads, but I live to spoon feed.

http://www.eff.org/broadcastflag/

If that doesn't work, http://justfuckinggoogleit.com/search.pl?query=broadcast+flag



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Okay, now it makes more sense. Before I didnt realise the potential for how it was going to screw up people's viewing habits.


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Follow-up:

http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/003730.php



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