Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Broadcast Flag Copy Protection Overruled
In 2003, the FCC ordered that all digital devices include programming (a broadcast flag) that would stop or prevent the redistribution of the digital content, inadvertently causing many problems and limitations in the area of distance learning. A number of organizations, including the American Library Association, petitioned to have this overturned. The US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia did overturn it with a 3-0 decision.