Will the broadcast flag interfere with consumers ability to make copies of
DTV content for their personal use, either on personal video recorders or
removable media?
yes it will.
Would the digital flag interfere with consumers ability to send DTV content
across networks, such as home digital networks connecting digital set top
boxes, digital recorders, digital servers and digital display devices?
yes it will.
Would the broadcast flag requirement limit consumers ability to use their
existing electronic equipment (equipment not built to look for the flag) or
make it difficult to use older components with new equipment that is
compliant with the broadcast flag standard?
yes it would.
Would a broadcast flag requirement limit the development of future
equipment providing consumers with new options?
yes, the flag would limit development.
What will be the cost impact, if any, that a broadcast flag requirement
would have on consumer electronics equipment?
high.