Family Copyright Bill Headed For President's Signature

Law360, New York (April 19, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A new copyright bill is headed for the President’s signature after both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives passed the measure, which would crack down on piracy and permit technologies that allow users to skip “objectionable” content in movies.

The omnibus Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005 (HR357) includes some of the less controversial features from a bevy of proposals from last year, such as a federal ban on videotaping in movie theaters and federal clearance for technologies to edit out “objectionable” content...
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