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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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@Sport and social media #legal aspects

By Nandan Kamath Background Given the vast numbers of people who use online social networking in recent times, it is axiomatic that legal issues surrounding sport and social networking websites may arise. According to recently released figures, Twitter boasts a total of 175 million users on its...

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Combating Online Piracy of Live Sports Broadcasts

By Nanda Chalam Regulating the dissemination and consumption of proprietary content on the internet has been an extraordinary challenge for rights holders and law enforcement agencies in recent years. In its short history of a few decades, the internet has grown exponentially into a borderless, virtual...

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