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Pride and Prejudice: The Saga of Carriage Discrimination between the Tennis Channel and Comcast

By Shwethambara Mani Introduction In July 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) held Comcast Cable Communications, LLC (“Comcast”), the largest multi-channel video-programming distributor (“MVPD”) in the United States, liable for carriage discrimination against Tennis Channel. The Commission held that Comcast had given preferential treatment to its affiliates,...

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Taxing Times: Professional Athletes and Tax

By Seshank Shekar and Prabhjyot Chhabra Introduction Professional athletes or sportsmen are perhaps among the most mobile and high income individuals in the world today. The income earned or generated by such individuals is diverse and is spread across various jurisdictions. Apart from direct earnings related to...

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