Courts question anti-piracy rule

Friday, 25 February 2005, 5:04 AM EST

The US broadcast regulator has been told by appeal judges it has "crossed the line" with an anti-piracy tag which stops programmes being copied.

The "broadcast flag" is a small bit of data attached to US digital broadcasts. It tells devices that receive digital signals the level of copy protection. From 1 July, any device that cannot read the flag will be illegal to make.

At the BBC.

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