Are you playing by the pay-per-view rules?

Restaurant and bar owners are increasingly facing legal action for not obtaining permission before they air pay-per-view shows in their establishments. Here’s what you need to know.

With the increased popularity of pay-per-view mixed martial arts (MMA) and similar events, restaurant and bar owners are under growing pressure to provide this type of televised programming. But many bars and restaurants are doing so without permission, and the result is often legal action and big fines. According to a national analysis of federal lawsuits, in 2009, 660 suits against businesses were filed by pay-per-view providers nationwide. By 2011, the number had climbed to 1,612 cas

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