Short Bits: Broadcast Flag
Flag issues? I’d like to write a
nice article about the Broadcast Flag and what it is and isn’t. Only problem, there is no good source of
factual information at all on the web.
entry doesn’t cite a single source  about the technical
aspect or implementation. In fact, that
1000+ word entry only cited five sources, all of which are related to the votes
and riders in the Senate.
My basic understanding of the Broadcast Flag (or most
current concept) is that it does not limit recording. The idea is to protect recordings. Thus, the recent problems with Vista Media
Center and NBC are more likely a bug in Media Center rather than NBC truly enabling
the "Broadcast Flag." However, it would be
great if there was a recent (respectable) source that actually has information
on the true implementation of the Broadcast Flag.