MPAA May Not Seek Broadcast Flag in DTV Bill
Cory Doctorow posts over on Boing Boing:
MPAA won't get Broadcast Flag in digital TV bill!
It looks like the MPAA is giving up on getting a Broadcast Flag clause inserted into an upcoming digital TV bill! w00t! In your face!
The Motion Picture Association of America is unlikely to push for a broadcast flag component in DTV legislation establishing a 2008 hard date because the bill's main author, House Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX), is against the provision. Meanwhile, the MPAA will keep briefing House and Senate members on a broadcast flag bill's importance and seek other ways to get the content protections it wants.