In light of a recent FCC proposal to abrogate the exclusivity rules which prevent a cable provider from reproducing a program where a broadcaster has obtained exclusive rights, this post will discuss the history and justification of these rules.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on November 23, 2016. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Anello, Stuart, "The History of FCC Exclusivity Rules" (2016). AELJ Blog. 134.