A simple litmus test concerning whether or not any such effort would actually be reasonable on intellectual property issues: If Hatch has his name on it, it stinks. The louder he is opposed to it, the better it is for the unwashed masses.
While I welcome this move I anticipate it will fail. In their typical fashion I anticipate they will severely underestimate the audience resulting in the servers crashing shortly after kickoff. By time they bring enough capacity back on line late in the third quarter, potential viewers will have moved on.
The NFL will then declare: 1: The technology is not yet ready. 2: Even if the technology was ready there is no market.
They will then fire the 3 engineers who dare to tell them "I told you this would happen" and then place their heads back in the sand for anther decade or two.
"To prevent abuse and over redaction, any agency found to have redacted publicly available information will have 24 hours to release the entire document un-redacted, regardless of any security settings on the document."
I wondered the same thing and then it hit me...they thought of just removing parts, decided it was obvious and therefore not likely to survive a patent challenge so they concocted a convoluted process to accomplish the same thing by copy and pasting.
Unfortunately for them, thanks to a recent SCOTUS ruling, we know that what they actually created was a duck.