Yeah, yeah, I know. The Broadcast Flag got approved.
Like I've been saying for ages, it's no big surprise - the FCC is a corporate tool (to be blunt). Not only that, they haven't really thought the economics of this through. If they had, they'd see that legislating digital property rights is totally out of sync with the microeconomics of the market.
The interesting bit is that it's going to strategically backfire - just like Amazon's attempts at price discrimination. I'll tell you why when I post a longer piece later today.
btw, it was a unanimous (5-0) vote. So much for the voice of...anyone else but the MPAA.