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Broadcast Flag is dead! [May. 6th, 2005|10:03 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Hollywood doesn't totally own the government!

The Broadcast Flag is dead!

http://news.com.com/Court+says+FCCs+broadcast+flag+is+toast/2100-1030_3-5697719.html
http://www.boingboing.net/2005/05/06/vtv_day_we_won_the_b.html

Yay!
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2005-05-06 05:04 pm (UTC)
Well poo, now I have an extra HDTV card for linux.. :)
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[User Picture]From: grahams
2005-05-06 05:10 pm (UTC)
Rock! I honestly thought that the EFF et al were going to lose this one, I'm so glad they didn't...
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2005-05-06 05:19 pm (UTC)
Well, I wouldn't say that it's dead yet, but severely wounded. The Supreme Court could always go the other way (but I doubt they'll get around to that any time soon), and Congress could intervene (but again, probably not before the July 1st deadline).
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[User Picture]From: weswilson
2005-05-06 05:21 pm (UTC)
wow... I Was completely unaware that fight was going on.
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[User Picture]From: magicpacket
2005-05-06 05:33 pm (UTC)
This is a good thing, no doubt, but it's far from the end. I'd say Orrin Hatch will have a BF-like bill in circulation within a month. And the bill will argue that since manufacturers have already been working on updating their cards to meet the July 1 deadline, that same deadline should remain. Then I'll go cry in the corner.

OTOH, maybe now the FCC won't try as hard to regulate washing machines. And other non-RF transmission-based devices.
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[User Picture]From: erik
2005-05-06 05:35 pm (UTC)
*throws confetti*
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[User Picture]From: ydna
2005-05-06 05:36 pm (UTC)
Those damn smarmy judges. Who do they think they are telling our government how to run my life?

God damn fucking hallelujah happy dance!
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[User Picture]From: xotiffany
2005-05-06 05:46 pm (UTC)
I love Corys use of "neener neener neener".
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[User Picture]From: quelrod
2005-05-06 05:52 pm (UTC)
heh, ya
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From: alpha
2005-05-06 06:59 pm (UTC)
Awesome!
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2005-05-06 09:10 pm (UTC)
That is pretty damn good news. I'm looking forward to legally decoding HDTV with cheap software radio in the future :D
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[User Picture]From: quindarprime
2005-05-06 09:35 pm (UTC)
Oh goody, now we get to have another round of rhetoric about "activist judges" and a nice ceremonial bill signing in the Rose Garden.

Well, I assume they'll fly under the radar instead, but still.
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From: jamesd
2005-05-07 10:30 pm (UTC)
Good result but it's just in a coma and it'll probably reappear via Congress.
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