The FCC has called off a planned Thursday vote on a proposal that would require that cable and satellite operators offer a free app so subscribers could forgo the rental of a set-top box.
“We are still working to resolve the remaining technical and legal issues and we are committed to unlocking the set-top box for consumers across this country,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, Commission Mignon Clyburn and Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement released about a half an hour before the meeting.
Perhaps that’s a tad bit hyperbolic. I mean it’s probably unfair to compare Google to meth-heads and low grade strippers. Clearly Google and its DC proxies are much more dishonest and dangerous!
Let’s do a quick round up of all the Obama Administration lame duck favors being called in by Google. And remember this is just copyright and it’s still just the pre-lame duck session. The election hasn’t even happened. It’s gonna be insane after the election. Taxpayers will be lucky if there’s any office furniture left in federal offices by the time inauguration day rolls around.
Originally posted on Truth on the Market: Copyright law, ever a sore point in some quarters, has found a new field of battle in the FCC’s recent set-top box proposal. At the request of members of Congress, the Copyright Office recently wrote a rather thorough letter outlining its view of the FCC’s proposal on rightsholders.…