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Microsoft admits Windows Media Center enforces Broadcast Flag

May 20, 2008

The Broadcast Flag was an attempt by the FCC to mandate software and hardware controls on consumer devices. Put simply, this “feature” would have rendered every digital video recorder on the market, such as TiVos, useless and obsolete by allowing broadcasters to dictate which TV shows viewers were allowed to record and for how long […]

Microsoft helps NBC enforce nonexistent Broadcast Flag

May 17, 2008

As if consumers needed another reason to avoid DRM in general, and Microsoft products in particular, Windows Vista sufferers now report that Media Center blocks the recording of NBC broadcast TV shows. This just 3 years after the DC Court of Appeals struck down the FCC’s deplorable Broadcast Flag rule. ┬áread more | digg story