March 10, 2004
EFF's All Over It

Donna points to the lawsuit (pdf) brought by Electronic Frontier Foundation, five library associations, Public Knowledge, the Consumer Federation of America, and the Consumers Union against the FCC over the Broadcast Flag decision made last November 4.

    "The FCC's digital broadcast television mandate is a step in the wrong direction because it would make digital television cost more and do less, undermining innovation, fair use, and competition," said EFF Senior Intellectual Property Attorney Fred von Lohmann, "The FCC overstepped its bounds, unduly restricting consumers and manufacturers when it issued its broadcast flag ruling."

Here here!

And Jason Schultz notes Ralph Nader's long time coming victory lap over Mastercard. MC sued Nader for trademark and copyright infringement because he parodied the "priceless" commercials, by running campaign spots showing the amount it took to buy off candidates on certain issues. As Jason says, Victory is Priceless when it comes to fair use.

Posted by Mary Hodder at March 10, 2004 08:34 AM
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