Government Regulation of Digital Media

According to the EFF, on Tuesday, January 24th, the Senate Commerce Committee will hold hearings on government regulation of digital media in the form of the broadcast flag and the audio flag. But even before the committee hears the arguments, Hollywood lobbyists have already planned the results. Drafts are being passed around Congress by Senator Gordon Smith (D-OR) of a “Digital Content Protection Act” that would make both flags laws at a stroke.

This bill would usher in a new world of anti-consumer electronics, and a chance for the MPAA’s and RIAA’s member companies to seize even greater control over all media distribution and use.

Join the EFF Action Center and help prevent this travesty.

See: Hollywood Plants Its Flags In Our Homes for more information.

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