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  • Rupert Murdoch may not take no for an answer from Time Warner

    Rupert Murdoch wants one more jewel for his crown. The 83-year-old media mogul's audacious $80-billion bid to acquire Time Warner was rejected, but people close to Murdoch say that he hasn't given up. Time Warner's stock soared 17% on Wednesday amid...
  • Copyright Office says Aereo doesn't qualify for compulsory license

    Aereo may be out of ideas. The U.S. Copyright Office said in its opinion that Aereo does not qualify for a compulsory license that would allow it to continue to stream content from local television stations. Aereo had sought the license after the...
  • Copyright Office Rejects Aereo's Effort to Qualify as a Cable Company

    The U.S. Copyright Office has denied Aereo's effort to obtain a statutory license to stream local broadcast station signals. After the Supreme Court ruled in favor of broadcasters last month, Aereo set out on a new legal strategy. The majority of the...
  • Competition not a concern in merger between Comcast, TWC

    Competition not a concern in merger between Comcast, TWC
    When Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced plans to combine operations, antitrust lifers like me could hardly believe what we were hearing. Such a megadeal would surely hurt consumers and weaken markets for Internet service and TV. Having previously...
  • 21st Century Fox made offer for Time Warner; ABC touts diversity

    After the coffee. Before what promises to be a very long day. The Skinny: Once again Derek Jeter delivers in the big moment. Anyone who wasn't teary watching him playing his last All-Star game doesn't have a heart. We've got some big news in Wednesday's...
  • TV show runner Shawn Ryan to testify against media consolidation

    TV show runner Shawn Ryan to testify against media consolidation
    Shawn Ryan, TV show runner and creator of "The Shield" and "The Chicago Code," is heading to Washington to speak out against media consolidation. Testifying on behalf of the Writers Guild of America, West, Ryan is scheduled to appear Wednesday before...
  • Netflix Makes Case for Rigorous 'Title II' Approach to Net Neutrality

    Netflix is urging the FCC to reclassify the Internet as a telecommunications service, a move that they say would give the commission the solid authority it needs to establish robust net neutrality rules. The streaming service's position, outlined in a...
  • 21st Century Fox - Time Warner deal would face intense D.C. scrutiny

    21st Century Fox - Time Warner deal would face intense D.C. scrutiny
    A potential combination of entertainment giants 21st Century Fox and Time Warner would likely draw intense scrutiny from the Federal Communications Commission, Justice Department, Capitol Hill and consumer groups already concerned about media...
  • FCC Receives More Than 677,000 Comments on Net Neutrality Proposal

    The FCC has collected more than a half million comments on its latest proposal to establish rules of the road for the Internet, with a deadline on Tuesday for weighing in on how or if the agency should adopt regulations prohibiting Internet providers from...
  • Listen: Is this the all-time most horrible cable service call, ever?

    Listen: Is this the all-time most horrible cable service call, ever?
    Last week Ryan Block, the former editor of Engadget, called Comcast to disconnect his cable and Internet service. His intention was to shift to Astound, a local provider in the San Francisco Bay Area. The result defines what's wrong with Comcast, and...
  • Why Net Neutrality Doesn't Really Matter to Wall Street

    Net neutrality -- the idea that broadband operators should be barred from discriminating against content carried over their pipes -- is a cause célèbre among the Internet masses. The Federal Communications Commission received more than 677,000 comments...
  • Surge in net-neutrality comments crashes FCC site; deadline extended

    Surge in net-neutrality comments crashes FCC site; deadline extended
    The Federal Communications Commission extended Tuesday's deadline for public comments on its proposed net neutrality rules until Friday after a last-minute surge in submissions overwhelmed the agency's website. The FCC had received about 780,000 comments...