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Saved from the broadcast flag?

Filed in: media, politics, rights, Tue, Feb 22 2005 12:39 PT

A US appeals court has determined that the FCC lacks authority to impose the broadcast flag which consumer electronics will have to obey as of July 1. We probably won’t hear a final verdict from the court for another few months, but this appears to mean that, if it holds up with the Supreme Court, this generation of the broadcast flag is dead on arrival.

Could it be that the consumer might actually win one of these battles? Or will the media outlets simply find a way to force electronics vendors to block digital TV recordings by other legal means?

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