S.602 - Child Safe Viewing Act of 2007

A bill to develop the next generation of parental control technology. view all titles (6)

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  • Official: A bill to develop the next generation of parental control technology. as introduced.
  • Short: Child Safe Viewing Act of 2007 as reported to senate.
  • Short: Child Safe Viewing Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Short: Child Safe Viewing Act of 2007 as passed senate.
  • Short: Child Safe Viewing Act of 2007 as passed house.
  • Short: Child Safe Viewing Act of 2007 as enacted.

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02/15/07
 
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Official Summary

Child Safe Viewing Act of 2007 - Requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to initiate a notice of inquiry to consider measures to examine: (1) the existence and availability of advanced blocking technologies that are compatible with various communications devices or platforms; (

Official Summary

Child Safe Viewing Act of 2007 - Requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to initiate a notice of inquiry to consider measures to examine:
(1) the existence and availability of advanced blocking technologies that are compatible with various communications devices or platforms;
(2) methods of encouraging the development, deployment, and use of such technology by parents that do not affect the packaging or pricing of a content provider's offering; and
(3) the availability and use of parental empowerment tools and initiatives already in the market. Requires that the FCC consider advanced blocking technologies that:
(1) may be appropriate across a wide variety of distribution platforms (including wired, wireless, and Internet platforms) and transmitting or receiving devices;
(2) can filter language based on information in closed captioning;
(3) operate independently of the program creator's ratings; and
(4) may enhance the parent's ability to protect his or her child from indecent or objectionable programming, as determined by that parent. Requires a report to Congress. Defines \"advanced blocking technologies\" as technologies that can improve or enhance the ability of a parent to protect his or her child from any indecent or objectionable video or audio programming, as determined by the parent, transmitted through wire, wireless, or radio communication.

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