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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:00 PM
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Here comes FCC restrictions on cable/sat
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6311148.html...
If Senator John D. Rockefeller has his way, the Senate Commerce Committee will vote on potentially rolling cable and satellite into the FCC's indecency enforcement regime, adding violence to the commission's indecency oversight authority, and codifying new FCC digital kids rules into the bargain.

An aide said Monday Rockefeller will try to make that vote part of a mark-up of a rewrite of the 1996 Telco Act.

James Reid, a top aide to the West Virginia Democrat, who was on a panel briefing for broadcast executives brought in by the National Association of Broadcasters for an annual legislative meet and greet.

Reid said he knew that was something the broadcasters weren't pleased to hear, even suggesting that is why they had him speak last (NAB said no). But while recognizing industry efforts to self-regulate and educate, he said Rockefeller still planned to introduce his bill as part of telecommunications reform legislation, "either in its totality" or "section by section."

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cdsilv Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:04 PM
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1. NO.
Cable and satellite are PAY services. If Jay Rockefeller does not want to see something he should just not PAY for it. OR use the V chip.

I'm really tired of the moralists telling me that I have to conform to their idea of 'the right way to live'.

Since when do they have that right?

Time to emigrate, and I would, but I have obligations here that override my own convictions.
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:08 PM
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4. On Dish, I can block channels I don't want to watch, plus set
passwords on categories. I assume DirecTV is the same, don't know about cable.

I don't want to see MORE of the bleeped out or altered words, or chopped out segments on MORE channels. And I see commercials regularly informing me of how to set the options to block channels. People should be smart enough to do this themselves and if they don't, it's because they want to impose their own moral view on everyone.
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Todd B Donating Member (809 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:35 PM
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7. Most Digital Cable sets have this option.
Plus most televisions, which have V-Chip capability, have the ability to block channels based on content or rating.

America has become waaay to prudish about the content on television or in the media. If I don't want to see something, then I just won't watch it.

I don't want some higher power telling me what I can and cannot watch.. *I* should make those decisions, not the government.
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Moloch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:05 PM
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2. Fucking outrageous.
It's bad when Republicans do this, but Democrats should know better.

Rockefeller doesn't deserve to be in the senate or even a citizen if he can't respect the bill of rights.
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:08 PM
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3. It really pisses me off when the dems try to out repuke the repukes...
will somebody tell the bushies that with all this "freedom on the march", they need to goose-step a little of it over this way?!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:08 PM
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5. Sounds like Rockefeller is worrying about the wrong things.
What's up with those niggling little spy charges committed by the government that he's involved with? Work on that, Senator Rockefeller, that's a bit more important. :eyes:
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:12 PM
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6. Democrats have led the way on restriction.
Clinton's bill in 96, and the DCMA

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