Congress is working on the passage of HR2391, a clusterfuck of laws if there ever was one. Wired News has a better synopisis of various components of this bad legislation, but I was struck by this comment:
The bill would also permit people to use technology to skip objectionable content... in films, a right that consumers already have. However, under the proposed law, skipping any commercials or promotional announcements would be prohibited.
Soon they'll have us strapped to our seats with eye spreaders, ala Clockwork Orange.