Anne Broache writes:
A legislative proposal to revive a controversial anticopying system known as the broadcast flag cleared a U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday, despite misgivings from some senators. ¶ During a day of debate on a wide-ranging communications bill, members of the Senate Commerce Committee endorsed the idea of requiring digital TV receivers to restrict redistribution--particularly over the Internet--of over-the-air broadcasts. The measure would also allow for similar rules, or an "audio flag," for digital radio receivers. ...¶... The flag provisions may have sailed through the Senate committee without changes for now, but New Hampshire Republican John Sununu said he was strongly considering offering an amendment when the bill moves to the floor. (No recorded vote took place in the committee.) ...
Link: CNET News.com.
But also see 'Net Neutrality' battle may sink sweeping telecommunications reform bill. Link: USA Today. --Dennis