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ExemptionsAudio or video programming.

*** CHANGE IN 2020 *** (SEE 5402.SL) ***
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the provisions of this chapter do not apply to the use of audio or video programming provided by a radio or television broadcaster.
(2)(a) Except as provided in (b) of this subsection, the exemption provided in subsection (1) of this section does not apply in respect to programming that is sold on a pay-per-program basis or that allows the buyer to access a library of programs at any time for a specific charge for that service.
(b) Notwithstanding (a) of this subsection, the exemption provided in this section applies to the sale of programming described in (a) of this subsection if the seller is subject to a franchise fee in this state under the authority of Title 47 U.S.C. Sec. 542(a) on the gross revenue derived from the sale.
(3) For purposes of this section, "radio or television broadcaster" includes satellite radio providers, satellite television providers, cable television providers, providers of subscription internet television, and persons who provide radio or television broadcasting to listeners or viewers for no charge.


IntentConstruction2009 c 535: See notes following RCW 82.04.192.
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