Monday, February 28, 2005

Crossed the line?

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. appeals panel on Tuesday challenged new federal rules requiring certain video devices to have technology to prevent copying digital television programs and distributing them over the Internet.

"It would permit entertainment companies to designate, or flag, programs to prevent viewers from copying shows or distributing them over the Internet." More..

(Photo CBS)

Do I think they crossed the line? Absolutely not...and in fact, I think they waited too long. This will effect bloggers in the long run if some programs are 'flagged' as they would/will be depending on the appeals courts ruling. Who knows...maybe CBS News will be flagged. It might help them from future trouble.
But we can still tell you about it.