July 14, 2002
Filed under Digital Copyright
CDT, along with Consumers Union and Public Knowledge, have submitted detailed consumer questions to the House Commerce Committee regarding proposed new copy protections relating to digital television (DTV), including the so-called "broadcast flag." CDT believes content providers have an important interest in protecting materials broadcast in the clear over DTV. At the same time, protection mechanisms can have a broad impact on the cost and convenience of DTV, on future innovation on the Internet, and on whether reasonable consumer expectations about use and copying will be met.