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A broadcast is a

transmission made by a terrestrial broadcast station licensed as such by the Federal Communications Commission.[1]

17 U.S.C.A. § 114 (West)

Computer network[]

A broadcast transmission is the sending of messages to all nodes on a packet-switching network.

A broadcast is a

[t]ransmission to all devices in a network without any acknowledgment by the receivers.[2]


A broadcast is

[t]he transmission of radio, television, and data signals through the air waves or fiber optic cable.[3]

Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2004[]

To broadcast means

to electronically transmit a visual image with the intent that it be viewed by a person or persons.[4]


  1. 17 U.S.C. §114(j)(3).
  2. NIST Special Publication 800-82, at B-1.
  3. AR 25-1, at 116.
  4. 18 U.S.C. §1801(b)(2).

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