Accession Number:

ADA002184

Title:

Cable, Cities and Copyrights,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Report Date:

1973-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The Federal Communications Commission has enacted final rules for cable television systems in the 100 largest television markets, restricting cable service to a greater degree than previously proposed. Most systems will be limited to importing only two distant television signals. Furthermore, they are required to black-out imported programs that duplicate a local stations showings at any time up to a year before or after they are locally broadcast. Left unresolved is the issue of payment of royalties to copyright owners for the programs carried by cable. The paper examines the profitability of major market cable systems subject to the final FCC rules with particular attention to the effects of several copyright fee proposals, including one incorporated in pending legislation.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE