The Broadcast Flag on Steroids
Boing Boing: Hollywood after the Anal. Hole again Looks like your old friend the Broadcast Flag is back in worse form than ever. According to Boing Boing Hollywood is fielding a new piece of Analog Hole legislation that would make it illegal for a piece of hardware to digitize video unless all outputs are approved by the Hollywood studios. According to Boing Boing, if this had been around in 1976, the VCR would have been illegal and it would turn things like Orb and Slingbox into illegal devices. Not good.