Inside Senate Bills On Sports Blackouts And Online Videos

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 1:10 PM EST) -- On Nov. 12, 2013, Sen. Jay Rockefeller , D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, introduced the Consumer Choice in Online Video Act. Also on Nov. 12, 2013, Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and John McCain, R-Ariz., introduced the Furthering Access and Networks for Sports (FANS) Act. A companion bill to the FANS Act was introduced in the House by Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y.

The Rockefeller Bill

Of the two bills, the Rockefeller bill has garnered most of the press and industry attention. Over 60 pages in...
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