Peter Kafka

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Fox, DISH–But Not Cablevision–Work Out Rights Deal

One down, at least one more to go: Fox has solved one programming fee dispute by patching things up with the DISH satellite TV network. That means News Corp.’s TV arm will restore some channels that it had yanked from DISH subscribers earlier this month. And it’s a safe bet that DISH subscribers will end up with higher bills, as the service has agreed to pay Fox and its News Corp. parent more money for its shows. No word on the similar 14-day standoff between Fox and Cablevision, though. (News Corp. also owns Dow Jones, which owns this site.)


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik