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Bill Allowing DVD Content Editing Endorsed by House Judiciary Committee

11 Mar, 2005 By: Jessica Wolf


The House Judiciary Committee this week endorsed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act, which effectively creates a loophole in established copyright laws to allow companies like Salt Lake City-based ClearPlay to continue to create and sell technology that lets users to edit out unwanted profanity, nudity or violence from DVDs.

The bill now faces the full House. It passed through the Senate earlier this year.

The bill also establishes new penalties for bootleggers who use camcorders in theaters and re-creates a Library of Congress film-preservation program.

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