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Cory and the EFF have been leading the charge to stop the broadcast flag proposal. Lessig chimes in. The broadcast flag is a bad thing which is anti-end-to-end. Fight for the Stupid Network!

If this entry is cryptic to you, you need to learn more about the broadcast flag and why it is bad. Click on the links.


With GNU making broadcast flags a software problem... what are you going to do?? outlaw ideas.

I think this is less of an end-to-end problem. If I read correctly, it is done end-to-end (broadcast flag insert by source and end-device check the flags).

But troublesome part of the proposal is how much control they want. I mean, ban open source? make all device manufacturers to get approval from hollywood? gosh.

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