Boing Boing: 20 congressjerks who want the Broadcast Flag — give ’em a call and give ’em what for

20 congressjerks who want the Broadcast Flag — give ’em a call and give ’em what for
Twenty suicidal congresscritters are calling for the speedy adoption of a broadcast flag, trying to unmake the work that the courts did this past May when they killed the initiative. The broadcast flag says that all digital TV technology has to be approved by Hollywood’s bought-and-paid-for regulators, and the rubric for it is that if we don’t give Hollywood this unprecedented veto, they’ll stop making stuff available for digital TV. Note that no one in Hollywood has ever promised that they will produce DTV high-def content if they get this dumb rule — this isn’t even very convincing blackmail.

Thanks Cory!

We talked about this last night on CNI Radio’s JimmyLee and Bambi Show to help get the word out.

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