Changes anticipated for TV distributors

Federal agency wants to modify TV copyright law

The leading body for copyright regulations, the U.S Copyright office, has asked Congress to adjust the copyright legislation that currently regulates the course for television distribution. The office proposes that Congress modify the current payment system between cable and satellite operators and rights holders.

Instead of the current system, in which operators pay a single, all-inclusive fee for their distribution rights, they would have to negotiate individually with suppliers. This modification, the Copyright office says, will spur dissent from operators that disapprove of the added labor efforts.

Danielle Feinstein

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