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American Cable Association Endorses Time Warner’s Effort to Cap Licensing Costs

Broadband's Impact, Copyright November 30th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2009 – A trade association representing small and independent cable television providers has endorsed Time Warner Cable’s effort to reign in rising programming licensing fees. The American Cable Association announced on Monday its support for Time Warner’s “Roll Over or Get Tough” campaign, which the company launched week as a web site to educate consumers about rising programming costs’ effect on bills — asserting television networks are threatening to cut viewers off from their favorite shows.

Phantom Signals to be a Ghost of Satellite Legislation

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact September 30th, 2009

The American Cable Association praised the House and Senate Judiciary Committees for recently passing bills that would change the rule allowing for redistribution of copyrighted content by cable television operators. ACA said the rule had been a financial burden on small and mid-sized cable operators, especially operators that have consolidated operations in the pursuit of greater efficiency.

HDNet Founder Mark Cuban and Google Spar Over Copyright at FCC Hearing

Broadband's Impact July 22nd, 2008

July 21 – The founder of a high-definition cable television channel and a top content official with Google sparred at an FCC field hearing on Monday over the role that search engines should play in policing broadband content for copyright violation.

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