Outdated Telecom Law Shortchanges Consumers, Senators Hear

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT) -- Amazon.com Inc. and IAC/InterActiveCorp executives urged senators on Tuesday to rewrite current telecommunications law to take into account the rapid emergence of online video services, which is transforming how consumers view programs and choose content.

Appearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, IAC Chairman Barry Diller called for lawmakers to revamp the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to open the industry to video being streamed through laptops, tablets, mobile phones and other Internet-connected devices, ensuring that consumers have all viewing options both online...
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