One flag debate down, another to go
by GIGI SOHN
Public Knowledge, publication date: 27 June 2006
"What was different, however, was the hostility of a Subcommittee of the Commerce Committee to the industries that it regulates, namely broadcasters and satellite radio broadcasters, which both argued against the audio flag. The content industry usually does not fare as well in the Commerce Committee as it does in the Judiciary Committee, but you wouldn’t have had that impression today. With perhaps four or five exceptions of the eighteen who attended, the members were overwhelmingly in favor of an audio flag technology mandate.
What this says is that the recording industry worked the subcommittee hard, and our side has an awful lot of catching up to do. "