Sie Sees FCC Ruling in Good Light


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.’"