Copyright Office Report on SHVERA

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I am not sure wher to put thsi but since the primar focus of the report deals with copyright issues like those presented by digital broadcasts of the superstations I decided to put it here.

http://www.copyright.gov/reports/section109-final-report.pdf

Make your own judgment here. No matter what i said about what the report states explicitly or implies some would take issue with it. But I see nothing talking about the superstations going away in February and some references that iply that they will continue. But I have never found any report of them gong away except in posts here and at dbstalk and avsforums.

Perhaps the best comment in the report though is the observation that on Feb 17, 2009 everyone would qualify for distant nets because we will all live in white areas---ares unserved by ANALOG network affiliates. The Copyright office recommends that legislation be enacted prior to the Feb 17 date to calrify iisues raised by the "timing gap" between the digital cutoff date and the expiration of SHVERA on December 31, 2009.

I agree with that. The alleged death of the supers is the result of people reading the refernces to analog broadcasting just as the notion that we will all be in white areas is.
 
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274 pages. I'll get right on it.
 
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I know it is long. Note how long it took me to get through it and post it. But we have had a number of discussions about transmissions of digital feeds of the suers here. I thought that this would be smething that anyone interested in the ate of these statiosn would be intersted in.

But yes I realize that most will not care.
 
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Re: White areas...

It certainly seems that there is going to be alot more "white zones" since the digital signals don't carry as far. Wouldn't that necessitate a revision of the DMAs since the signals will be less in coverage?

Then some of us have to factor in mountains, trees, and gulches!

Thanks for the post Geronimo.

Personally I think they shoud rename SHVERA to SHOVEIT!
 
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It certainly seems that there is going to be alot more "white zones" since the digital signals don't carry as far. Wouldn't that necessitate a revision of the DMAs since the signals will be less in coverage?

Then some of us have to factor in mountains, trees, and gulches!

Thanks for the post Geronimo.

Personally I think they shoud rename SHVERA to SHOVEIT!

Digital carries at least as far as analog when stations run the power the governement gave them. Most are at that.
 
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I found it an interesting read, and why all the dis-parity between cable/sat/fios/u-verse.

I think the copyright office is on the right track with the single license.

Let's see if congress can actually get the legislation correct without the NAB et al screwing it up.
 

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