FCC Approves Digital Anti-Piracy Measure

Law360, New York (November 5, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- As expected, the Federal Communications Commission approved Tuesday a rule requiring that some personal computers and other consumer devices be equipped with technology to help block online piracy of digitally broadcast programming, the Washington Post reported.

In a 5 to 0 vote, with two dissents on portions of the rules, the FCC approved a rule to allow broadcasters to embed a digital code known as a "broadcast flag" into a program, which then could only be copied by a digital recording device equipped with technology that...
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