UPDATED 15 OCTOBER 2021. Image from Electronic Freedom Foundation.
One-third of the readers of InsideView.ie come from the States where the Federal Communications Commission would have made it more difficult for librarians to share copies of broadcast television programs on the internet. The American Librarian Association (ALA) successfully argued in court that the FCC had no authority to promulgate the Broadcast Flag rule.
On August 22, 2011, the FCC officially eliminated the broadcast flag regulations.
Simply said, the ALA told the court that people were harmed by the Broadcast Flag harms them. Several relevant questions emerged in filed affadavits.