Sie Sees FCC Ruling in Good Light

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Starz Encore Group LLC founder, chairman and CEO John Sie was pleased with the copyright portion of the Federal Communications Commission’s ruling on plug-and-play.

"The FCC's action represents a landmark victory for cable operators, satellite-service providers and their customers," Sie said in a release. "For the first time in the struggle over copyright, those entities closest to the consumer will have the authority to determine the copyright status of subscription-video-on-demand. Cable and satellite operators will choose whether to classify programs in this important new consumer platform as ‘copy once’ or ‘copy never.’"