MPAA Urges FCC To Keep Merger Review Info Private

Law360, Washington (August 12, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT) -- The Motion Picture Association of America urged the Federal Communications Commission to not change its rules on publishing confidential information in the proposed blockbuster Charter-Time Warner merger and future agency proceedings, saying Wednesday that making sensitive information public would be unfair and unnecessary.

Responding to reports the FCC would make sensitive commercial information, such as content pricing agreements, publicly available during the agency's review of Charter Communications Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc.'s $55 billion merger, Digital Content Next, the National Association of Broadcasters and the MPAA noted in an ex parte letter that the FCC had reviewed previous mergers without...

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