Canada Deals With Cord Cutters — What Will Happen In the United States? – Forbes

Harold Brook’s article “Canada Deals With Cord Cutters — What Will Happen In the United States?” was published by Forbes on July 20, 2016. In the article, Harold discusses a recent ruling by a Canadian judge, issuing a preliminary injunction against companies that are producing set-top boxes for “cord cutters,” and how the U.S. Congress has been grappling with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to “unlock the set-top box” for almost a year. Wheeler’s plan would give tech giants like Amazon, Apple and Google the ability to make their own boxes and transmit locked cable content along with any other content they wish, raising copyright concerns. According to Harold, if a compromise between cable and tech giants is not reached, then Congress might be forced to act.  

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