SAN FRANCISCO (11/05/2003) - Due to an editing error, the story "FCC endorses built-in copy controls," posted to the wire Wednesday, misrepresented the U.S. Federal Communications Commission rule regarding copy controls. The story has been corrected on the wire and the 18th paragraph now reads:
A small victory for consumers, say consumer groups, is that the FCC rule seems to allow some fair use of copyrighted content. Two commissioners dissented in part from the ruling, urging -- among other things -- that a fair use provision be included. However, how it will be implemented is not clear. Consumers can legally transmit copies of videos between home networks and their home and workplace offices, although the rule does not address details of how this might work, or how many copies constitute the "indiscriminate" copying prohibited by the rule.