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Copyright Office Has Big Issues With FCC Set-Top Plan

The U.S. Copyright Office told some House members this week that while it “welcomes and supports” the FCC’s stated goal of promoting competition and choice in the set-top box market, it is concerned that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to “unlock the box,” as currently constituted, “could interfere with copyright owners’ rights to license their works as provided by copyright law, and restrict their ability to impose reasonable conditions on the use of those works through private negations.”

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