03.20.2005 08:00 AM
Court questions broadcast flag challengers

The Washington D.C. Court of Appeals has asked a coalition of library and consumer groups for proof that they can legally challenge antipiracy technology imposed by the FCC, CNET reported.

The American Library Association, Public Knowledge and others are challenging the FCC’s broadcast flag ruling, which would require consumer electronics devices to support code that can block Internet transfers of some video content.

The judges, who severely criticized the FCC’s action concerning the flag during a recent hearing, said they weren’t sure that the consumer and library groups had legal standing — a measure of how directly affected they or their members will be by the FCC’s ruling.

The court asked the groups for further information to help establish their right to file such a lawsuit before proceeding with the case.

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