Chernin, Parsons appearing in House copyright hearing

The debate over digital copyright protection goes public in the House of
Representatives Friday, with News Corp. president Peter Chernin and AOL Time
Warner Inc. co-chief operating officer Richard Parsons planning to testify before the
House Telecommunications and Internet Subcommittee, Chernin via satellite.

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), chairman of the subcommittee, and other key
committee members have been participating in regular meetings on digital content
with the broadcast, cable and consumer-electronics and the movie studios.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.