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MPAA May Not Seek Broadcast Flag in DTV Bill

Posted on 01 June 2005 by

MPAA May Not Seek Broadcast Flag in DTV Bill (for now) via BoingBoing

“It looks like the MPAA is giving up on getting a Broadcast Flag clause inserted into an upcoming digital TV bill!

The Motion Picture Association of America is unlikely to push for a broadcast flag component in DTV legislation establishing a 2008 hard date because the bill’s main author, House Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX), is against the provision. Meanwhile, the MPAA will keep briefing House and Senate members on a broadcast flag bill’s importance and seek other ways to get the content protections it wants. “