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The Future of The Broadcast Flag:
Implications for Congress, the FCC and the DTV Transition

A PFF Congressional Seminar
Friday, May 20, 2005, 12 - 2 pm
Longworth House Office Building, Room 1537
Washington, DC

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  • John Rogovin, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
  • Fritz Attaway, Motion Picture Association of America
  • James Burger, Dow Lohnes
  • Mike Godwin, Public Knowledge
  • Lawrence Sidman, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
  • Moderator: Patrick Ross, The Progress & Freedom Foundation

With the D.C. Circuit vacating the Federal Communications Commission's broadcast flag rule, the debate over protecting high-definition digital content over the air and the future of the digital TV transition shifts to Congress. The Progress & Freedom Foundation took the debate there Friday, May 20 when it hosted this Congressional Seminar. One panelist, John Rogovin, was the General Counsel during the time when the Broadcast Flag Order was under consideration by the Commission and was involved in litigation before the D.C. Circuit. He was joined by MPAA Executive Vice President Fritz Attaway, James Burger of Dow Lohnes, Mike Godwin of Public Knowledge and Lawrence Sidman of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. PFF Vice President for Communications and External Affairs Patrick Ross moderated.



The Progress & Freedom Foundation