[d@DCC] Appeals court strikes down FCC's Broadcast Flag.
russell at flora.ca
Mon May 9 12:57:20 EDT 2005
This court decision needs to be put in context. If the USA were not
hypocrites, this court case would cause the USA to be added to their own
"Special 301 Report" given this is a court that is protecting the rights
of Americans against the excessive protectionism of privilege of incumbent
companies and their legacy business models.
>From BNA's Internet Law News: http://ecommercecenter.bna.com
APPEALS CT. STRIKES DOWN FCC'S BROADCAST FLAG
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday unanimously
struck down the FCC's Broadcast Flag regulations, ruling
that the agency does not have the authority to regulate the
home use of digital content and concluding the consumers
have a legitimate interest in fair use of those materials.
The regulations were to have taken effect on July 1st. The
MPAA reacted by expressing concern that consumers would lose
access to digital content. Decision at
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