broadcast flag(brâd´kast flag) (n.) A bit-sized file that is sent along with a digital television transmission that prohibits high-definition digital video from being recorded in its high-resolution format. The intent of the broadcast flag is to prevent the files from being shared over P2P networks, violating the digital content��s copyright. According to FCC regulations, the broadcast flag only will affect traditional through-the-air television programming and not cable or satellite television. The FCC, in November 2003, mandated that all digital television devices sold after July 2005 must incorporate the broadcast flag technology.
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