Senate Moves To Stem Piracy With Digital Television

Law360, New York (January 25, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Concern over piracy of digital television content is causing a stir on Capital Hill, where the U.S. Senate has joined the House of Representatives in an effort to pen preventative legislation as the technology becomes more widespread.

A draft version of the Senate bill has been penned by Senator Gordon Smith (R-Ore.), which would authorize the Federal Communications Commission to require “digital broadcast flag” technology to stem piracy.

The broadcast flag is a digital code embedded into a program, which can only be copied by a...
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