Local Choice Proposal for Partial Á La Carte Is Irreconcilable with the Ideals of Constitutional Government
I’m starting to get worried that the partial à la carte mandate in the decidedly Orwellian “Local Choice” proposal wasn’t merely an August reverie. The leaders of the Senate Commerce Committee,
Outdated Policy Decisions Don’t Dictate Future Rights in Perpetuity
Congressional debates about STELA reauthorization have resurrected the notion that TV stations “must provide a free service” because they “are using public spectrum.” This notion, which is rooted in 1930s
Killing TV Stations Is the Intended Consequence of Video Regulation Reform
Today is a big day in Congress for the cable and satellite (MVPDs) war on broadcast television stations. The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the compulsory licenses for broadcast
Will the FCC Force Television Online Even If Aereo Loses in Court?
The Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in a case that will decide whether Aereo, an over-the-top video distributor, can retransmit broadcast television signals online without obtaining a copyright license.
Congress Should Lead FCC by Example, Adopt Clean STELA Reauthorization
Yesterday’s FCC meeting was unabashedly pro-cable and anti-broadcaster. The agency decided to prohibit television broadcasters from engaging in the same industry behavior as cable, satellite, and telco television distributors and
Video Double Standard: Pay-TV Is Winning the War to Rig FCC Competition Rules
Most conservatives and many prominent thinkers on the left agree that the Communications Act should be updated based on the insight provided by the wireless and Internet protocol revolutions. The