S.602 - Child Safe Viewing Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Pryor, Mark L. [D-AR] (Introduced 02/15/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation | House - Energy and Commerce|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 110-268|
|Latest Action:||12/02/2008 Became Public Law No: 110-452. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.602 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 110-452 (11/17/2008)
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.