Comments on FCC NPRM 02-230
New Yorkers For Fair Use strongly opposes NPRM 02-230. The Broadcast Flag is theft. It is theft because combined with the DMCA it prevents works from ever becomming public domain. It is theft because it takes away the rights of Free Citizens to own and opperate unfettered fully functional computers for their own legal purposes.
We are not consumers, the public is also a body of makers, tinkerers, and doers. That is the spirit that makes this country great and the FCC is trying in one ill conceived NPRM to remove the rights of Free Citizens to do those things that will progress the usefull arts and sciences where digital devices are involved.