Capture the Broadcast Flag game — a win for consumers!

CNet reports “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that the Federal Communications Commission did not have the authority to prohibit the manufacture of computer and video hardware that doesn’t have copy protection technology known as the “broadcast flag.”

Great news. Now just keep an eye on the legislature to make sure they don’t re-implement this infringement on our rights to record for private use, time-shift or space-shift our consumption of the media. Next, seat belts that won’t unlock during commercials!

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