Monday, October 03, 2005

Broadcast Flag

I don't do enough tech/copyright/IP issues here because other people do it better. But, Congress is trying to stick a broadcast flag into digital TV which would allow content producers to stop you from doing things like recording and copying their shows. We may soon be discussing the good old days of the VCR, or at the very least we'll be discussing the good old days when you could download a show to your Tivo so you can watch it on the train (though its supporters claim otherwise). Cory Doctorow has a list of members of Congress who are currently pushing this. Feel free to give them a call, especially if they happen to be your reps.