Bill Seeks to Grant FCC Authority to Stop Blackouts

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House subcommittee on communications and technology, just made Wednesday's upcoming hearing interesting by publishing a discussion draft of a bill intended to eliminate TV blackouts caused by retransmission consent disputes. The bill, nicknamed the Video CHOICE Act (for Consumers Have Options in Choosing Entertainment) would give the Federal Communications Commission explicit authority to intervene in carriage disputes by granting interim carriage of a TV broadcast station during a negotiation impasse. It's no surprise that Eshoo introduced the bill Monday, a week after CBS and Time Warner Cable ended a 32-day negotiation standoff that left more than 3 million consumers without CBS stations in markets such as New York, Los Angeles and Dallas. During the blackout Eshoo said she would "carefully examine whether changes to current law are needed to adequately protect consumers and prevent the reoccurrence of blackouts." The goal of the discussion draft is to encourage other lawmakers to start collaborating on the draft, said an Eshoo staffer. Though there are no cosponsors for the bill now because it hasn't been formally introduced, the hope is that Wednesday's hearings will generate some interest. Titled "innovation versus regulation in the video marketplace," Wednesday's hearing was already destined to have at least some discussion of retransmission consent, thanks to scheduled testimony from retrans reform advocate... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2013-09-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House subcommittee on communications and technology, just made Wednesday's upcoming hearing interesting by publishing a discussion draft of a bill intended to eliminate TV blackouts caused by retransmission consent disputes. The bill, nicknamed... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2013-09-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Justin Torres, Author of ‘Blackouts,’ Wins National Book Award for Fiction

Ned Blackhawk received the nonfiction award, with “The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History.” Continue reading at The New York Times

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PEN Afrikaans, Authors Forum, Outline Objections to South Africa’s Copyright Bill

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The Society of Authors has distributed more than £140,000 between 61 authors to help support them in the development and completion of new work.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Authors Guild Backs 'Small Claims' Copyright Bill

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