Broadcast Flag Thrown Out!

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“Because the Commission exceeded the scope of its delegated authority, we grant the petition for review, and reverse and vacate the Flag Order insofar as it requires demodulator products manufactured on or after July 1, 2005 to recognize and give effect to the broadcast flag.”

2 thoughts on “Broadcast Flag Thrown Out!

  1. It’s being thrown out because the FCC exceeded its authority, but Hollywood could still get its tame Congresscritters to pass a law to their specification, and put the broadcast flag back.

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    jgoerzen Reply:

    That’s true, but nonetheless it is an important first victory.

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