Hollywood wants a digital broadcast 'flag' built into every new digital-TV receiver. This would allow content owners to track and/or designate which movies -- or any programming, for that matter -- could be copied, how often, and by whom. A consortium of Hollywood studios, high-tech companies, and a consumer-electronics trade group called the Broadcast Protection Discussion Group issued a report asking the FCC to mandate that 'robust' and 'flexible' copy protection be integrated into every digital-TV set. Without it, the studios say they'll refuse to license their movies and other programming to broadcasters, slowing the already-glacial transition to digital TV...

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Should the FCC be able to `spy` on digital television viewers using these flags that could help them find copyable material? See story.
Hollywood wants a digital broadcast `flag` built into every new digital-TV receiver. This would allow content owners to track and/or designate which movies -- or any programming, for that matter -- could be copied, how often, and by whom. A consortium of Hollywood studios, high-tech companies, and a consumer-electronics trade group called the Broadcast Protection Discussion Group issued a report asking the FCC to mandate that `robust` and `flexible` copy protection be integrated into every digital-TV set. Without it, the studios say they`ll refuse to license their movies and other programming to broadcasters, slowing the already-glacial transition to digital TV...

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18 yrs ago - Wednesday 4/28/04 - 12:21:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
www.stopfcc.com sign the petition!
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/21/04 - 6:19:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, that is too much control over the nation.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/20/04 - 12:16:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
well i did not understand why my message was CUT from the list, NO worries i will not stray from what i THINK...
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/20/04 - 1:14:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
No way, that would suck!
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/20/04 - 1:22:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
No spying!



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