The broadcast flag returns
Posted Oct 6, 2005 23:50 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata
Parent article: The broadcast flag returns
Maybe someone can answer a question I have from the previous defeat of the broadcast flag.
At the time of the court decision, I read quotes from multiple equipment manufacturers saying the facility to respect the broadcast flag was already in the pipeline and it was too late to stop it from going into consumers' devices. But they followed up by saying that because of the court ruling, it didn't matter -- the consumer wouldn't even know the facility was there.
But since the facility is there, why wouldn't broadcasters turn on the flag in their broadcasts and take advantage of it?
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