Slashdot: reports “Broadcast Flag in Trouble.” I hope they are right. Laura and I enjoy our fair use of broadcast shows by timeshifting them to our convenience, and if that privilege is taken away, we will watch less, not more. Vinyl record companies bemoaned that the cassette tape was the end of the recording industry; movie makers said that VHS and Betamax would crush them. It’s evolution, folks. Deal with it.
The Electronic Freedom Foundation suggests “Fight the Broadcast Flag from your Armchair” with the publication of their HD PVR Cookbook (High-Definition Personal Video Recorder) and sponsorships of “Build-Ins” across the country.