Groups Urge Congress to Bypass Broadcast Flag
“Consumer groups are urging lawmakers to resist lobbying from Hollywood to include anti-piracy legislation in larger budget bills.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) wants Congress to give the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the power to require use of anti-piracy software known as a broadcast flag in digital recorders and receivers.”
Jim Snyder. Hollywood, Consumer Groups Fight Over Anti-Piracy Mandate. The Hill. Sept. 21, 2005.
CNet Politics Blog. Groups Call for Broadcast Flag Hearings. Sept. 19, 2005.
Public Knowledge. Congress Should Slow Broadcast Flag Consideration, Consumer Groups Say. Sept. 19, 2005.
Michael Grebb. Court Nixes ‘Broadcast Flag. Wired News. May 6, 2005.