Congress “Cleaning Up” Movie Legislation

The US Congress is considering two bills this week that will impact the entertainment industry. “The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the Family Movie Act, which would exempt from legal liability anyone who uses filtering software to “clean up” purportedly indecent, violent or pornographic movie content. The following day, the Senate Commerce Committee will decide whether to renew the satellite TV industry’s right to transmit network programming.”