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Back to the Paper Bag

July 17th, 2007 · 6 Comments

By Drew Clark

The National Association of Broadcasters likes to think of itself as the king of Capitol Hill. It carefully cultivates an invincible image. And some in the mainstream media buy it. The New York Times describes NAB as “the powerful trade lobby.” But in truth, right now television and radio broadcasters have never […]

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Tags: 700 MHz · broadband · broadcast · spectrum

Broadcasters Hire Republican Trio to Lobby Against XM-Sirius

May 24th, 2007 · No Comments

By Drew Clark
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2007 – The National Association of Broadcasters has enlisted the recently re-minted lobbying firm of Bluewater Strategies in its quest to combat the proposed merger of XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio.
In a Wednesday filing at the Senate Office of Public Records, lobbyists Tim Kurth, […]

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Tags: broadcast · lobbying · satellite · satellite radio

WIPO Broadcast Treaty Panned at Copyright Office Forum

May 18th, 2007 · 1 Comment

By Drew Clark
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2007 - Practically no one participating in a recent government forum here liked the proposed broadcaster protection treaty under negotiation at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva.
Computer companies didn’t like it; telephone companies didn’t like it; the National Football League didn’t like it; consumer groups […]

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Tags: WIPO · broadcast · intellectual property

Transcript of May 9 WIPO Roundtable

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Discussion About the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations at the U.S. Copyright Office, May 9, 2007

Note: The following is my attempt at transcribing the public meeting about the position that the United States should take at the June 2007 meeting, in Geneva, Switzerland, of WIPO’s Standing Committee on […]

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Tags: WIPO · broadcast · copyright and ip · transcripts

Will the United States Oppose the WIPO Broadcaster Treaty?

May 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Will the United States Oppose the WIPO Broadcaster Treaty?
What is the position of the United States government on a proposed treaty, currently before the World Intellectual Property Organization, that would create a copyright-style protection for television broadcasts?
That is the key question that observers want answers for at the public roundtable discussion that will be held […]

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Tags: WIPO · broadcast · intellectual property

Sirius and XM Offer New Concessions for Tiered Offerings

March 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Sirius and XM Offer New Concessions for Tiered Offerings

By Drew Clark
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2007 — With XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio facing questions from consumer groups and from social conservatives over the planned merger of the companies, the companies on Wednesday offered new concessions in their bid to consolidate.
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Tags: NAB · a la carte · broadcast · sirius · xm

Framework Set for ‘Broadcast Flag’ Copyright Control to Go Global

March 13th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Framework Set for ‘Broadcast Flag’ Copyright Control to Go Global
By Drew Clark
WASHINGTON, March 13, 2007 – The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Tuesday released a paper about the entertainment industry’s move to take copyright controls global.
The report is the result of EFF’s participation in a closed-door session of the Digital Video Broadcasting […]

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Tags: broadcast · copyright and ip · hollywood