COMMENTARY BY JANE MAGO

Exclusivity: Haven’t We Seen This Before?

Retired NAB General Counsel Jane Mago: “An old adage says that those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. In the world of communications, I would posit a variation on that adage: Those who have lived through regulatory controversies are doomed to repeat them — forever. As one who has witnessed many regulatory controversies since 1978, I am one of the doomed. The current controversy over network nonduplication and syndicated exclusivity provides a prime example.”