Thursday, February 03, 2005

CLEARPLAY UPDATE From the Salt Lake Tribune:
A bill clarifying federal law to protect a technology that filters offensive materials from DVDs has passed the Senate unanimously.

The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, includes provisions to put to rest a dispute over whether the "jump-and-skip" technology, marketed by several companies including Utah's ClearPlay, violates copyright laws.


"Parents should have control over what their children see, not movie studios in Hollywood," Hatch said. "This bill ensures that parents will have access to technology that filters through the crude and violent scenes that always seem to creep into what would otherwise be good films."
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