President Bush on Dec. 2 signed the Child Safe Viewing Act, which requires the Federal Communications Commission to explore the market for technologies that allow parents to censor the programming their children watch, CNET reports. The new law requires the FCC to issue a notice of inquiry to examine what advanced content-blocking technologies are available for various communication devices and platforms. It also calls for the FCC to consider how to encourage the development and use of such technologies without affecting content providers’ pricing or packaging. The term "advanced blocking technologies" is defined in the law as technology that enables parents to protect their children from "any indecent or objectionable video or audio programming, as determined by such parent, that is transmitted through the use of wire, wireless, or radio communication." The FCC will have to report its findings to Congress within 270 days…

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