Dell to Add Security Chip to PCs

Justin justin-cypherpunks at
Fri Feb 4 17:19:46 PST 2005

On 2005-02-04T23:28:56+0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 08:21:47PM +0000, Justin wrote:
> > They managed with the HTDV broadcast flag mandate.
> If I film off a HDTV screen with a HDTV camera (or just do single-frame
> with a good professional camera) will the flag be preserved?

I don't think so, I think the flag is in the bitstream and doesn't
affect visual output at all.  You still run into significant quality
loss trying to get around it that way.

The point is that HDTV is a popular consumer technology, and the MPAA
and TV networks alone managed to hijack it.

"War is the father and king of all, and some he shows as gods, others as
men; some he makes slaves, others free."  --Heraclitus (Kahn.83/D-K.53) 

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