Best Buy Gives FCC the Finger After Selling Analog TVs

Back in October, the FCC slapped a bunch of electronics retailers with (small) fines for selling analog TVs without the appropriate warning stickers of doom that the sets will officially be antiques on Feb. 17, 2009, when the digital switchover apocalypse happens. Best Buy is on the hook for $280,000. But their lawyers are telling the FCC that it's totally powerless here because they don't have Congressional mojo backing them up. Whatever legal mumbo jumbo is involved, we're glad the FCC laid down the (now sorta) law—we have the feeling it's why Best Buy officially kicked analog TVs in the first place, and the less stuff to confuse our grandmas, the better. [Ars]