Argentine Media Law Hurts US Exports: HBO

Law360, New York (January 29, 2010, 2:19 PM EST) -- HBO Latin America Group has filed a brief with the U.S. International Trade Commission urging American officials to take action against a new Argentine law that the company claims arbitrarily discriminates against foreign television programmers.

In a prehearing brief filed Thursday, the company said Argentina's Audiovisual Communications Services Law, passed Oct. 10, will hurt exports by the U.S. entertainment industry and violates international agreements.

The ITC is conducting a study examining exports by small and midsize U.S. companies, and analyzing hurdles those companies face in sending...
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