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Old 06-22-2006, 07:53 AM
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The Broadcast flag is back

If you’re saying, “Broadcast Flag? I thought we defeated that?” You’re right! But we’ll have to do it again. But we’ll have to do it now, as the bill is being marked up THIS THURSDAY…

Amidst all the Net Neutrality hubbub you might have missed the return of the Broadcast Flag, this time tucked into Senator Stevens’ 151 page telecommunications bill, S.2686. What’s an onerous copy protection scheme doing in the middle of a telecommunications bill? If you’re confused, you should be, it’s a tactic designed to sneak in a regulation that’s been repeatedly rejected by both Congress and the courts.

The most recent version is worse than any before, without any real exceptions for fair use. Even worse, this time it’s paired with an Audio Broadcast Flag that will cover digital and satellite radio too. Government technology mandates all around!

Contacting your Senators is vital to defeat the Broadcast Flag—again.

Read the whole story HERE.
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Old 06-22-2006, 09:36 PM
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Call up Joe Barton's (R-TX) office and demand that if the Senate keeps this language in their bill, that he amend the house bill with his fairuse amendment. There was an understanding that neither text would get included, but since the senate violated the deal, Barton should push for the fairuse extensions he wanted in the first place.

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Old 06-22-2006, 09:54 PM
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If you’re saying, “Broadcast Flag? I thought we defeated that?” You’re right! But we’ll have to do it again. But we’ll have to do it now, as the bill is being marked up THIS THURSDAY…

Amidst all the Net Neutrality hubbub you might have missed the return of the Broadcast Flag, this time tucked into Senator Stevens’ 151 page telecommunications bill, S.2686. What’s an onerous copy protection scheme doing in the middle of a telecommunications bill? If you’re confused, you should be, it’s a tactic designed to sneak in a regulation that’s been repeatedly rejected by both Congress and the courts.

The most recent version is worse than any before, without any real exceptions for fair use. Even worse, this time it’s paired with an Audio Broadcast Flag that will cover digital and satellite radio too. Government technology mandates all around!

Contacting your Senators is vital to defeat the Broadcast Flag—again.

Read the whole story HERE.
Anyone know what came of this today?
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Old 06-24-2006, 01:16 AM
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Anyone know what came of this today?

Yeah, look here (publicknowledge.org).
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