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27 Jun 2006 9:15 PM
Senators endorse broadcast flag plan

By Anne Broache
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: June 27, 2006, 4:40 PM PDT
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WASHINGTON--A legislative proposal to revive a controversial anti-copying system known as the "broadcast flag" cleared a U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday despite misgivings from some senators.

During a day of debate on a wide-ranging communications bill, members of the Senate Commerce Committee endorsed the idea of requiring digital TV receivers to restrict redistribution--particularly over the Internet--of over-the-air broadcasts. The measure would also allow for similar rules, or an "audio flag," for digital radio receivers.

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