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Call your US Senator about the Broadcast Flag today

by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Jun 22, 2006 11:51 AM
Please ask your Senator to support the Sununu Amendment to strike the broadcast and radio flags.

Yes, they are trying it again.

Markup on the bill is happening today (Thursday June 22), so please call now! If your Senator is already taking the right position on the bill, you might want to call and thank them for that.

From EFF:

If this bill were to pass, government - and the entertainment industry - would control what you could do with digital media in your home. The broadcast flag would place TV shows in a DRM ghetto, where your right to copy, back-up, sell, time-shift or convert them into formats convenient to you would be at the whim of the broadcasters. The audio flag would give the FCC matching powers over "digital audio broadcasting," including satellite radio, digital HD radio, and potentially even Internet radio.

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