Here’s an interesting article on the the MPAA’s “Broadcast flag” and what it could mean for the future of digital recording broadcast TV. I’m in favour of preventing wide distribution of copyrighted works, but I’m really not in favour of not being able to make a perfect digital copy for my own use. I should be able to make a digital copy of a TV show and watch it on any device I own, possibly I should be able to share it once, but that shared copy couldn’t be further distributed. I’d accept that level of restriction, but it doesn’t look like Hollywood wants that happen. If it comes to the stage as the article suggests of not being able to fast-forward (or even more extreme not being able to change channels) I’ll just stop watching television.