Entertainment Industry Urges FCC Piracy Crackdown

Law360, New York (November 3, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Federal Communications Commission should receive sweeping powers to prevent copyright theft by regulating broadcast signals once they enter the home, the entertainment industry urged at Congressional hearings Thursday.

Draft legislation, penned by special interest groups for consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives, would grant the FCC powers denied it by U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in May. But not all experts are convinced the government is up to the task.

Legislative solutions in this area are fatally vulnerable to "the law...
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