Broadcast Flag is struck down!

Folks this is Major, this is a huge victory for consumers fair use. You know I have been advocating your intervention with lawmakers and support of the EFF and others who were fighting the fight to stop the broadcast flag.

I am sure this is round one as the MPAA and others will continue to fight to have something added. But this stay of execution means we will not being seeing hardware being built with the broadcast flag specification incorporated into new computers, TV and other devices. [Dan Gillmor]

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.