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House Expected to Vote on a Bill to Legalize Filtering DVDs

House Expected to Vote on a Bill to Legalize Filtering DVDs



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WASHINGTON, D-C (AP) -- The U-S House is expected to vote on a bill that would legalize a technology that filters DVDs.

The technology filters sex scenes, bad language and violence from commercial DVDS.

If the bill passes it would allow Salt Lake-based ClearPlay Incorporation off the legal hook in its long-running battle with the movie industry.

At issue is a fundamental right of parents to decide what their children see versus the rights of movie-makers who want the integrity of their work maintained.

ClearPlay's customers purchase a filter that automatically skips sex and violence and mutes the bad language. But the original format of the movie is not altered in any way.

The Family Movie Act passed the House last year but got sidetracked in the last-minute shuffle at the end of the session. This year, the Senate has already passed the bill.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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