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The Return of the Son Of The Broadcast Flag

Posted on 13 May 2005 by

Well it looks like engadget (and anyone with a little political savvy) was right:

Broadcasters and movie studios look to Congress to save the broadcast flag

So we’re totally not surprised to see that the MPAA has moved quickly to draft up some legislation to shop around to Congress to help them implement the Broadcast Flag that was struck down last week by a U.S. Court of Appeals.

Advocacy group Public Knowledge has gotten hold of a copy of the legislation, which specifies that the FCC should have “authority to adopt regulations governing digital television apparatus necessary to control the indiscriminate redistribution of digital television broadcast content over digital networks.” The DC Circuit court’s decision said that the FCC does not currently possess that authority, and the Congressional bill seeks to establish this ridiculously broad and sweeping power to the FCC

CNET news dot com dot com article and slashdot broadcast flag redux article

The MPAA sure has been busy this week (going after TV bittorent download sites as well)