According to The Hollywood Reporter, top lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee have introduced legislation that would plug the so-called "analog hole" that opens up when digital content is converted to an analog format.

Introduced on Friday, the legislation written by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., R-Wis., and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., would require that future analog-to-digital video conversion devices detect and maintain the content protection code. Analog hole legislation, along with legislation that would allow the FCC to develop "broadcast flag" regulations that would protect TV programs transmitted digitally, are considered necessary by the entertainment industry before it commits to providing content for digital TV. MPAA chairman and CEO Dan Glickman said the analog hole legislation ensures that consumers get the most choices in the digital age.