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xortam
6th May 2005, 14:45
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,155723,00.html

I guess we don't have to rush out and buy those non-enabled HD capture cards after all ... at least for a while (was just about to place my order for another). I wonder how long it will be before the Feds enact enforcement of this CP? There's some powerful SIGs pressuring the lawmakers.

xortam
6th May 2005, 15:11
More on same ...

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=562&e=5&u=/ap/20050506/ap_on_hi_te/digital_tv_piracy

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=NKUCBXLZMBH2ECRBAELCF EY?type=internetNews&storyID=8412633

http://news.com.com/Court+yanks+down+FCCs+broadcast+flag/2100-1030_3-5697719.html?tag=cd.top

http://www.boingboing.net/2005/05/06/vtv_day_we_won_the_b.html

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20050506-4882.html?30700

Official ruling (PDF) (http://pacer.cadc.uscourts.gov/docs/common/opinions/200505/04-1037b.pdf)

Good news indeed. :)

Fluff
9th May 2005, 10:31
Yippee!

Gurm
9th May 2005, 11:47
Thank F***ing GOD.

See my topic in the lounge.

Jammrock
9th May 2005, 14:06
I wouldn't yipee just yet. Many broadcasters have threatened to drop all HD broadcast if the flag is not implemented. Plus the broadcast lobbyists have already started working in congress to get a broadcast flag LAW...

Jammrock

Gurm
9th May 2005, 14:14
I wouldn't yipee just yet. Many broadcasters have threatened to drop all HD broadcast if the flag is not implemented. Plus the broadcast lobbyists have already started working in congress to get a broadcast flag LAW...

Jammrock

Which will also be shot down by the courts. :)

Wombat
9th May 2005, 15:10
Which will also be shot down by the courts. :)
No, it wouldn't. The FCC regulation was not shot down because it violates fair use, but because such a regulation fell far outside the charter of the FCC.