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Definitions Edit

Data signal Edit

Scrambling is

[t]he alteration of the characteristics of a vision/sound/data signal in order to prevent unauthorized reception in a clear form. This alteration is a specified process under the control of the conditional access system (sending end).[1]

Television programming Edit

To scramble is

to arrange the content of the signal of the programming so that the programming cannot be viewed or heard in an understandable manner.[2]

References Edit

  1. ITU, "Compendium of Approved ITU-T Security Definitizons," at 44 (Feb. 2003 ed.) (full-text).
  2. 47 U.S.C. §560(b); id. §561(c).

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