The Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus held an educational briefing Friday titled, “Internet TV: What Must Congress Do About It?” Phil Kurz of Broadcast Engineering has a nice summary of the issues and discussion flying around. You really should go read it!
My favorite quotes are from Andrew Jay Schwartzman, who used to run the Media Access Project. “TV Everywhere says, ‘Fine, get a video subscription, and you can get video online.’ And through various contractual arrangements they are trying to tie in some of these cable channels so they can’t really offer their services al a carte online so you can just get the channels you want….”
Best of all, you can download the whole thing as an MP3 podcast here. Enjoy!