The FCC's bid to enact the broadcast flag was recently shot down in court.
However, the MPAA uses a tactic called 'policy laundering'. If they fail in one venue they simply come from another angle.
Now a group of Senators are bringing the Broadcast Flag idea to congress.
Collective waves of response via internet is becoming an increasingly influentual tool to protect cival rights, digital rights and other social issues, much as blogging has.
PublicKnowledge.org has prepared a easy way to fax the senators. Simply take a few min to fill out some text boxes.
Please do not underestimate the significants of your submission. The multiplying effect made possible by the internet can quickly scale your agreement up to awesome magnitudes.http://www.publicknowledge.org/actio...broadcast_flag
On the other hand, if we collectively do not bother the Broadcast Flag issue will default to being decided behind closed doors.
And please do not under-protect your freedoms. There is a lot of crazy, ubsurd notions being courted to become law. For example, if the Broadcast Treaty passes.. broadcasters can copyright priviledges on anything they air including public domain (wow, just wow)
. As ubsurd as this sounds it is easily understood from a business standpoint: they want to invent their own middleman.
more info on the broadcast treaty:http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/003997.php
again, if you feel the broadcast flag is wrong, please be counted:http://www.publicknowledge.org/actio...broadcast_flag
thank you for your time
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