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Television Satellite and Cable Retransmission of Broadcast Video Programming Under the Copyright Act’s Compulsory Licenses

By Dorothy Schrader and American Law Division

Abstract

This report reviews the history and background of the cable and television satellite licenses of the Copyright Act, reviews the Satellite Home Viewer Act of 1994, and notes recent developments, including: the 1997 satellite license rate adjustment; pending bills relating to the compulsory licenses; and the August 1997 report of the Copyright Office on these licenses

Topics: Telecommunication, Television broadcasting, Copyright, Licenses
Publisher: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Year: 1998
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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