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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by DeathStar1, Aug 15, 2002.

  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    those "Soon recording TV will be illegal" statements posted on the net. I was reading a few articles (http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,54426,00.html) I saw in the links section of a website I was on. One of them had this statement....
    >The FCC also announced an Oct. 30 deadline for recommendations concerning the development of the "broadcast flag." This application would be embedded in all digital transmissions, allowing Hollywood and TV networks to stop people from recording a program with a personal video recorder and then watching it elsewhere. >>
    Any chance of this thing passing? I wouldn't mind if we whern't allowed to record movies. The High quality of DVD releases, even barebones sets, makes this mute. But not being to be able to record TV shows, some of wich may never make it to official tapes, is what I think will tick most people off...
     
  2. Paul Jenkins

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    the FCC can rule all they want, but the courts will uphold the ability to timeshift programming, just like they did in the VCR era.

    my opinion, of course..
     

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