October 20, 2003
Filed under Digital Copyright
CDT released a major report on proposed copy protections for new digital television (DTV) broadcasts. The "broadcast flag" proposal, now before the FCC, would require new TVs, recorders, computers, and other devices to include approved copy protection technology if they are to receive or record protected DTV programs. CDT's report details the flag proposal, the copyright problems that motivated it, and the concerns it raises about consumer uses of television and future innovation.