Well well well. Looks like a couple of powerful Senators have seen the light. Basically, it boils down to the fact that they both reaized it would hinder their own technology use if they approved the Broadcast Flag initiative sought by those Nazi bastards at the RIAA and MPAA. 82 year-old Senator and fuddy-duddy Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), who's daughter bought him an iPod for Christmas, suddenly realized that he wouldn't be able to record his favorite radio shows and play them back on the tiny music device under the Industry's asinine policy.
This is unhappy news for the RIAA. Once again, their representative was forced to burst into praises of MP3 players (a technology his organization attempted to sue out of existence in 1998).
And when Stevens asked whether with the audio flag in place he would be able to record from the radio and put the shows onto his iPod [no, he wouldn't]: that's when the RIAA's Mitch Bainwol really began to sweat.
Good on ya, Senators! Time to shut them down! (Link -- via BoingBoing)