Statement of Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, Regarding The Protect Lawful Streaming Act

“We applaud Congressional approval of The Protect Lawful Streaming Act, bipartisan legislation that modernizes copyright law to protect video programming against unlawful online streaming.  This narrowly-tailored law will target large scale criminal piracy, and will not affect legitimate internet service providers or ordinary internet users.  It will provide prosecutors with a critical new tool to deter online criminal activity and protect the rights of cable programmers that stream their creative works online. We thank Sen. Thom Tillis for his leadership on this critical issue and appreciate the strong support from the members of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.”