- Sep 8, 2003
By Paul Davidson, USA TODAY
Federal regulators this month are expected to adopt controversial rules requiring new technology in electronics products to prevent digital TV shows from being traded on the Internet the way some music is shared today.
TV broadcasters say the "broadcast flag" will not stop consumers from copying shows but is needed to protect programs from being pirated online. "I own The Simpsons (news - Y! TV)," says Fox's Andrew Setos. "Why should I license my show ... if it's on the Internet?"
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