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Charter Communications wrongly shorted former Time Warner Cable employees vacation pay in the transition following the telecom giants’ $55 billion merger, according to a putative class action that has been removed to California federal court.
An association of creative content producers has argued that the "overly-broad, outdated" safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act should not factor prominently into a reworked North American Free Trade Agreement, saying the trade groups that stumped for the provisions to the U.S. Trade Representative represented not content producers as claimed but tech giants.
Internet service provider Windstream dropped its Second Circuit appeal Monday, ending a bid for a preemptive ruling that the ISP remained protected from copyright litigation initiated by music publisher BMG Rights Management LLC for failing to end the subscriptions of users who download pirated music.
The widow of a former Avaya Inc. employee on Monday failed in her bid to have her survivorship benefits treated as an administrative expense rather than any other unsecured claim in the company’s ongoing restructuring in New York bankruptcy court.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media Co. must offer specifics on how their combination would affect national and local media markets before the Federal Communications Commission will make a decision on their merger request, the agency has announced.