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Technology Legislative Alerts
Back in the early 1990s, Congress feared that the cable industry posed a major threat to over-the-air broadcasting and needed to be regulated. Lawmakers passed a law that governs how cable and satellite companies carry signals from TV broadcasters, called retransmission consent, in the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992. While a [...]
AFP urges lawmers to preserve the foundations of the current retransmission consent negotiation process as they consider the Satellite Television and Extension of Localism Act (STELA) reauthorization.
Americans for Prosperity is proud to join coalition partners in calling for the United States Senate to take up patent reform. The current system needs to be updated so that it promotes innovation while ensuring inventors are compensated for their work. Today the coalition sent the following letter to Capitol Hill:
By Kuper Jones Last week the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals made an important ruling in favor of a free and unfettered internet. The high profile case, Verizon v. FCC, has been the focal point of the net neutrality debate. The determination is a significant blow to the 2010 Open Internet Order as it strips [...]
New technologies, like Hulu and Netflix, are changing the way people access video content. Thousands of hours of programming are available with a couple clicks of a mouse –providing alternatives to broadcast and cable. However, these new technologies are not hindered by the same unnecessary regulations like the integration ban. The integration ban is a costly regulation affecting set-top cable boxes adopted long before the age of online video. Times change and so does the relevance of regulations –the integration ban is no exception. The ban is an unnecessary burden in today’s modern era and should be removed.