ACTION ALERT: Broadcast Flag Hidden in Telecom Bill | Public Knowledge
The "Public Knowledge" website reports that Senator Stevens is trying to sneak broadcast flags into the new telecom bill -- in this article they write...
Spread the word, read the talking points here, contact your Senator.
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.