Cable Firms, TV Makers Agree On Digital TV

from the broadcast-flag? dept

The cable industry and the consumer electronics industry are getting together to announce that they’ve worked out a deal so that digital TV can move forward. I’ve read a few different articles about this, but none of them give the details of just what this “deal” is, and how it will effect end-users’ fair-use rights. There’s no indication if this means that the “broadcast flag” technology is going to be included, purposely hindering a consumer’s fair use rights. Chances are, though, that you’ll be able to do less with those digital TVs than you can do now with your good old fashioned televsion. I’m sure there will be plenty of follow up on this tomorrow, so the details will emerge.

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...