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  • Jun 27th, 2014 @ 7:39am

    Bring back Must Carry

    There is a simple solution the Aereo problem. Regulate the cable distribution of over-the-air TV like it used to be regulated. If a station broadcasts in the clear over the public airwaves, you should be able to (and may be required to, under some circumstances) deliver it unaltered over cable (and internet) without payment. Either that, or the FCC should be charging fairly high rent for the use of TV Broadcast channels.

  • Jun 22nd, 2014 @ 1:02pm

    Re: Re: Can secret law even be legal?

    Right. Yet this would be different in that even the legislation itself would be secret. I don't doubt that government can keep secrets. This seems to differ from the TPP. In the case of that agreement, the negotiations are secret, but I thought that the agreement itself would be made public before being rammed through Congress. In this case, Congress would be saying "we hereby agree to certain things which are secret, and give those force of law by our approving them as a treaty." I agree that secret FISA rulings are abhorrent, as are secret legal memos authorizing torture, surveillance, or whatever.
    This is a new bend down the slippery slope, in my opinion.