Net Neutrality Goes to Vote Today

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Aron Schatz
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June 22, 2006
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This bill is the EXACT bill that I posted about below. There are some good intentions in this bill, but because it contains broadcast flags, it is garbage. Either remove the broadcast flags or vote the bill down. Those are the only two acceptable answers to this problem.

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"It puts Hollywood, acting through the FCC, in charge of how consumer electronics manufacturers should build their devices," said Art Brodsky, a spokesman for the nonprofit group Public Knowledge, one of the plaintiffs in the suit. Senate committee aides said earlier this week that a number of Republicans share concerns about the government's wading into technological mandates. They would rather not see the provisions in the bill at all but added them after pressure from Democrats like Barbara Boxer, who counts a large chunk of the entertainment industry in her California constituency.

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