Wednesday, November 05, 2003

The Broadcast Flag decision
So, the FCC has mandated the adoption of the broadcast flag. Even Copps and Adelstein, though partially dissenting, went along with it. A great victory for the MPAA, but for the rest of us . . .? Ernest Miller has some helpful comments examining the Comissioners' press releases about the decision, The Importance Of: FCC Mandates Broadcast Flag. This Washington Post entry,. Waving the Flag for Hollywood, has a good collection of links to the various press statements that have been released today and some basic news articles.

There's still one more round of public comments before this becomes completely official. But I can't say I'm very optimistic at this moment.


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