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The proposed legislation would compel CATV to pay copynght owners for distr.Deva Ç carrying their copynghted works. The broadcaster has the night to pick and choose the way he will buy and broadcast Congress should set the record straight If the Comm: $540, power to require carriage of particular signals by CATV than CATV is a suppiersenta trece mai mare performs nothing, and owes nothing. If it is desired to require copynght payment by CA' Supplemental role then CATV should be entitled to carry whatever programy it des Jeee # vertising and substitute its own The broadcaster should not be permitted to have i Diwavi additionai revenue from sponsors for the added carriage of CATV and require CATV ICC ** 01 In short the broadcaster is arguing for the morality of unjust enrichment tc CCOY **** experise of the public CATV serves as a means of using copyright to restrict the ori* A * pubic who will unjustly enrich the broadcaster and! or the copynght owner - not the CA'* These anti-consumer provisions should not be enacted into law

Ad Hoc COMMITTEE
OF CONCERNED (CABLE TELEVISION OPERATORS

FOR A FAIR COPYRIGHT Law,

Painted Post, N.Y., June 10,1 IR Abribus Copyright Revision Legislation---Cable Televi: 1. \ux: IKASTETXEJER,

a sittre om courts, Ciril Liberties, and the Administras •81. r loyal szary committee, House of Representatires, Washingto

IN! TUMANKANTEV MLIER: The Ad Hoc Committee of Concerned * Ta': For a Fair (opsright Law is enclosing herewith

po' trends on the current Ilearings on the above-referenced i

IV – CONCLUSION Based on the foregoing review of the background and the provisions of the sono concluded that the provisions of S. 1361 concerning CATV are prin scena de las A* board payment including payment by the public for two tickets to the same pertence signals as limited by the Commissionsrules, is, in my opinion. Sak ng the reasure . . aiready inflaticnary economy. I believe that you are justified and smouic revert to the position and make every effcnt to seek an arrendrent to this ball substantially as rec mon * (supra n 1), to eliminate any liability under Section 106 or other provisions of S 136

The Subcommittee on Communications of the Senate Commerce Commitee in se 93 1075 on S 1361, proposed certain amendments to the bill In conciusier the su

n on page 71

** Despite proposing amendments to the Judiciary Committee's amend. ment in the nature of a substitute for S 1361 you committee ema ases it is reporting the bill out without recommendation

*Clearly some of its subject matter substantially affects the broadcase ing and cabie industries, and is regulatory in nature

"Should it be enacted it will have a significant impact or out *** communications system without the re evant issues having beer marin in the forum designated the Senate for that purpose ie you come " Commerce

*3.97p and Regional cable television associations that have a

fied the payment of copyright fees by cable television s
i n pohion passed by 33 municipalities in the United States :

of copyright (eps by CATV systems and indirectly the
*. "at happens to view their television on CATV systems.

****35+! to that no municipalities in the United States bar
yoo! CATV system-pay copyright. It would obviously not be
' n. We lse the cost of the copyright fees will be passed on
Im!!! Wilmers Obrjously they know it would not be popular

, do p h d position. This special interest legislation w
* * * L Atriran consumer to pay special copyright fees for v

"! ::"attas adrestiwments attached to it. Such "pork barrel"
'PR 'I' in the public interest
11.7, tuff that to date 23 states have officially adopted resolutions

Pot of p5?ix tot fees by CATV stems. CATV operators are
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* artefina service". As such, CATV operators do not und homo ex move on top right. Howerer, as (ATV operators become me S I ER 11 will have to pay copyright fees in the immediate fi

isuri m ain gives through, they are putting pressure on ind
• 51. in to ottially adopt positions against the payment of con

is that are for the payment of copyright are the large i
SMO IW!!T a tors that control the National Cable Televisio
s in f*1'1,first that the Federal Communications Commissi

dingetrillexislation in our industry if this copyright
Hrubie pre ho that it would be settled. But we also feel that to :
.*', we fexul is fundamentally immoral and anti-consume

3* of action.
. " 14" ('t matter will consider in its deliberations on the
a'm ,vt fie strong feeling of the municipalities that voted

Pirampas consider the feelings of all the state asso

Itave not undertaken to separate the regular parts o! the time these Dul At a later time this type analysis should be made in order to further der state me boy ness of the provisions of S 1361 relating to cabre television

Freder.c* * *

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pply 1, of all the states in America that have ta

o , tats against this legislation as it relates to cable tel lemy takes yours,

LAWRENCE FLINX, JR., ME

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AND RESTORAL CATV ASSOCIATIONS THAT HAVE AD TO PAY PITION ON COPYRIGHT AS OF JUNE 6, 1975

STATE ASSOCIATIONS

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12. Texas 13. Virginia 14. West Virginia

AD HOC COMMITTEE
OS CONCERNED CABLE TELEVISION OPERATORS
FOR A FAIR COPYRIGHT LAW

BOX 389
PANTED POST NEW YORK 14870

ILIPONE 607 %2 3890

STATES REPRESENTED THROUGH REGIONAL ('ATV ASSOCIATI Y*

July 3, 1975

STATES REPRESENTED AND NAME OF BFGIONAL ANDO LATIUS 15. Illinois, Illinois Indiana (ATV Assn. 16. Indiana. 17. Maryland, Maryland-Delaware CATV Asen. 18. Delaware. 19. Kansas, Mid-America CATV Assn. 20. Missouri.

Oklahoma (counted above. Passed separate resolution). 21, Nebraska. 22. Colorado, Rocky Mountain (ATV Assn. 23. Wyoming STATE ASSOCIATIONS THAT HAVE VOTED TO ADOPT THE VOTA PIWITEX

ON (OPYRIGHT 1. Callfornia. 2. Florida

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Cacie elevision

Copy of resolution passed is submitted herewith The other ! * * Moment recently reported by telephone or in the press and copies of tbe frialed re 21 will be obtained and copies wil bebmittat( nri

: Would pay copyright on distant signals only beyond basic complement of I TI *** (3 nets, 1 ETV, & 3 Independents).

Sur gressman Kastenneier:

reference to our letter to you dated June 10, 1975, 2. 0 berex.th is a resolution passed by the City of be...t. 1.0 requesting Congress to remove any provision i-. e payment of copyright fees by cable television **** from the above referenced legislation.

..ue include the enclosed document in our previous !..."; or insertion in the records for the current deli!!!. on this proposed legislation. Thank you for

Very truly yours,

THE AD HOC COMMITTEE OF CONCERNED CABLE TELEVISION OPERATORS FOR A FAIR COPYRIGHT

LAN

anallend jungen Jonathan I, Singer

Watters of the House Subcommittee on Courts,

berties and the Administration of Justice

AD HOC COMMITTEE
OF CONCERNED CABLE TELEVISION OPERATORS
FOR A FAIR COPYRIGHT LAW

BOX 369
PANTED POST Net * YUHK 148 70

T.MN ) * *

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