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COPYRIGHT FEES FOR CABLE SYSTEMS IN NEW
YORK 21st DISTRICT (HON. HERMAN
BADILLO) PER TELEPROMPTER PROPOSAL

COMPARISON OF COPYRIGHT FEES POR SE-
LECTED CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CABLE
SYSTEMS PER H.R. 2223 AND TELEPROMPTER
PROPOSAL

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OVERVIEW

1. The language of the proposal employs terms
u 'listant signal,' 'copyright qualifying broadcast
tum.' and 'signals...not required to be retransmitted," .
** ..ch are straightforwardly applicable, especially

.
e the context of the PCC's complex rules on signal car
* tren if these terms were precisely defined, the FCC

! have to undertake laborious file-by-file deter

to produce an accurate system-by-system compilation
t sepse she qualifying broadcast signals."

b. The essence of the TPT proposal is that
* liabilities apply only to "non-network programming
e text stations." (Emphasis added.) Nevertheless, the

muld uses as the factor by which cable system revenues
n ed for copyright purposes, the ratio of non-network
Pin expesses to total broadcast revenues (arriving at a
*** sf 28 percent) rather than non-network broadcast reve-
*** B etwerk revenues net of commissions and discounts.
So n g table summarizes the relevant ratios, based upon

Bratcast financial data, that would be calculated using

See other measures of revenue.

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