Will the Federal Communications Commission Broadcast Flag Order Be Resurrected?

October 2, 2007

Stephen T. Yelverton

In order to protect digital television broadcast programming from mass piracy through the Internet, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules in 2003 to impose certain technical requirements on digital television receivers. This rulemaking, formally entitled Digital Broadcast Content Protection, is known as the “Broadcast Flag Order.” ...

Will the Federal Communications Commission Broadcast Flag Order Be Resurrected?