The Broadcast Flag is Back
“Twenty members of Congress are calling for the reinstatement of the ‘broadcast flag,’ a controversial form of copy prevention technology
for digital TV broadcasts.
“In a letter Thursday, the politicians called for rapid approval of a federal law adopting the broadcast flag, which would outlaw over-the-air digital TV receivers and computer tuner cards that don’t follow strict anticopying standards.”
Declan McCullagh. Politicians Want to Raise Broadcast Flag. News.com. Sept. 30, 2005.
Public Knowledge. Broadcast Flag Plot Thickens. In the Know. Sept. 30, 2005.
Declan McCullagh. Are PCs Next in Hollywood Piracy Battle? News.com. Nov. 5, 2003.
EFF Deep Links. Stopping the Signal: Broadcast Flag Update #2. Oct. 10, 2005.