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TV retransmission consent dispute

By Jáuregui & Asociados - 24/09/2014
TV retransmission consent dispute

A justice ruling ordered authorities to raid the offices of Cable Color, after Fox International Channels Latin America (FIC) submitted a complaint arguing that the local operator violated intellectual property rights after broadcasting, marketing and distributing several of its networks without authorization.

Guatemala´s law requires cable operators and other multichannel video programming distributors to obtain permission from broadcasters before carrying their programming.

“Piracy is an illegal activity widely extended throughout the region and therefore one of the most serious issues that our industry faces. FIC has a strong commitment for intellectual property protection, a fundamental key to achieve the necessary market transparency and fairness to protect all cable operators that operate legally”, the company said in a statement published by Prensa Libre.

“We have zero tolerance on illegal operators who compete unfairly. We are confident that other operators who might also be in an illegal situation regularize themselves with the law to benefit consumers”, it added.  

By Jáuregui & Asociados - 24/09/2014
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