Type WebPage
Date 2006-01-21
Tags intellectual property

Big Content would like to outlaw things no one has even thought of yet (Link)

The post points to broadcast flag draft legislation sponsored by Senator Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) that contains provisions which appear to limit digital broadcast media reception devices to "customary historic use of broadcast content by consumers to the extent such use is consistent with applicable law and that prevents redistribution of copyrighted content over digital networks." In other words, if it does anything heretofore unheard of with the digital content that it receives, then it's illegal.

Name Role
Ars Technica Publisher
Jon Stokes Author