It's whack-a-mole time again. Eric Bangeman writes:
The Communications, Consumer's Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006, which has been best known as one of the battlegrounds for network neutrality, is coming up for a vote today in the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation. In addition to granting the phone companies a so-called nationwide franchise to offer TV programming over their networks and a handful of other revisions to the law, an amendment that revives the video and audio broadcast flag has returned in all of its glory ...
Link: Ars Technica.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has an audio interview [MP3] with National Journal telecommunications policy reporter Drew Clark on the telecom bill and the broadcast flag. --Dennis