Digital content such as movies, music, and television programming—as well as the electronic devices used to access this content—would be required to incorporate a built-in technology to prevent unauthorized copying and distribution, according to a bill introduced into the Senate March 21.

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, D-S.C., introduced the bill to help spur the development of content for newly emerging entertainment media, such as high-definition television and broadband internet.

But some legislative analysts fear the bill goes too far and would interfere with the legitimate classroom use of copyright-protected materials


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