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Re: Gore Commission wants to regulate the Net like broadcast

At 12:30 PM -0800 1/21/98, Tim May wrote:
>At 1:34 PM -0800 1/20/98, Declan McCullagh wrote:
>>Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 16:20:23 -0500
>>From: Alan Moseley <[email protected]>
>>To: [email protected]
>>Subject: the Gore Commission and digital media
>>The Gore Commission -- the group created by Clinton to determine the
>>future public interest obligations of digital TV broadcasters -- showed
>>signs last week of broadening its reach to include other digital media
>>that can deliver broadcast-like audio and video.
>>	The recent experience of the Communications Decency Act
>>demonstrates the government's willingness to control digital speech.  The
>>digital convergence argument could be a  new rationale for further such
>>interventions, Maines warned.
>Just because the Internet can deliver audio and video signals is hardly a
>matter of "allocating scarce resources." Video rental stores can also
>deliver video signals, but there is no (well, modulo the "obscenity" laws
>in various communities) regulation of these sources.

Presumably they intend to also regulate live theater.  It can also deliver
audio and video.  FUBAR.

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