Thursday, March 03, 2005

One more Broadcast Flag link

EFF's Annalee Newitz has a new article in the San Francisco Bay Guardian on the broadcast flag and particularly on EFF's HDTV "Build In" The article is very readable/engaging and the criticism is pretty brutal:

The Broadcast Flag will create a cartel similar to the CCA, only this time the government will be directly involved. Instead of the CCA launching a civil suit against somebody for making a noncompliant device, under the Broadcast Flag the government will be able to fine that person or stop him or her from selling the product. This will allow big media companies like MGM, Sony, and Paramount to get what they want – total control of how you watch television – without having to get their hands dirty.


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