Electronic Frontier Foundation: Forty-Eight Hours To Stop The Broadcast Flag

Forty-Eight Hours To Stop The Broadcast Flag

The Broadcast Flag was Hollywood’s plan to point its remote control at your digital TV. It was a set of bits in the DTV standard that let broadcasters meddle with what could be done with publicly available broadcast video – even if those restrictions stomped on your fair use rights.

The courts struck down the original FCC proposal. Now, the lobbyists have turned to Congress. Rumor has it that a senator will introduce an amendment on Tuesday in the Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science sub-committee to reintroduce the flag. On Thursday, it goes to a full committee vote.

If your state is listed below, then your senator is on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and you can help stop the Flag – but there isn’t much time. Please write now.

For Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin constituents.

Please if you live in any of the states with members of the Appropriations Committee, make your comments known to them so this can be stopped!

It really ticks me off that they have done this. Only those within the states that have members on the Appropriations Committee have a say in this, but it will effect us all! 😦

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