Senate Proposes Consumer Broadband And Digital Television Act, S.2048, Requiring Government Mandated Security Technology To Fight Digital Piracy

New legislation has been introduced and has been passed by the Senate that would require computer and consumer-electronic companies to build in copyright technology to combat piracy. The bill for the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA) or S. 2048 was proposed to deal with protecting movies, music and software against digital piracy.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is purpose of this proposed federal bill?
What is the basis for this legislature?
What are recent events that have further demonstrated the need for the introduction of this Bill?
What does this Bill require?
Why is there such opposition to this legislation?

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