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Michael Scott
2005-05-21, 14:25
I know this is primarily an Audio list, but most people here are interested in
networked video as well. Thought you might be interested in making your voices
heard.

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Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 20:02:56 -0500
From: EFFector list <editor (AT) eff (DOT) org>
Reply-To: EFFector list <editor (AT) eff (DOT) org>
Subject: EFFector 18.16: Give the Broadcast Flag a TKO!
To: mscott (AT) pyewacket (DOT) org

EFFector Vol. 18, No. 16 May 20, 2005 donna (AT) eff (DOT) org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424
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* Action Alert - Give the Broadcast Flag a TKO!

We have the Broadcast Flag on the ropes, but its supporters
are flailing back. The Broadcast Flag, a plan to give
Hollywood remote control of how you record, copy, transfer,
or replay over-the-air digital television, was knocked
flat by the courts.

Now the film and TV industries are running to Congress to
get the fix in.

The current plan: sneak a few lines of innocuous-sounding
law past legislators to give the FCC the sweeping
regulatory authority it needs re-instate the Flag. That
would restore Hollywood's power to dictate the design
of any digital equipment capable of receiving broadcasts
- and once again, technology innovators would be forced to
beg permission to provide you with the features and
functionality for exercising your fair use rights.

The lawyers and lobbyists are moving fast, but you can
move faster. Tell your representative you don't want
Hollywood to hobble your digital media devices, and knock
out the Broadcast Flag for good.

Make your voice heard with the EFF Action Center:
<http://action.eff.org/site/Advocacy?id=129>

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- Mike Scott
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