No. 03-13671.

450 F.3d 505 (2006)

CBS BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED, Fox Broadcasting Company, Plaintiffs-Counter-Defendants-Appellees, FBC Television Affiliates Association, ABC Television Affiliates Association, NBC Television Affiliates, CBS Television Affiliates Association, Plaintiffs-Counter-Defendants-Appellees-Cross-Appellants, ABC, Inc., Plaintiff, National Broadcasting Company, Plaintiff-Counter-Defendant, v. ECHOSTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, dba DISH Network, EchoStar Satellite Corporation, Satellite Communications Operating Corporation, Direct Sat Corp., Defendants-Counter-Claimants-Appellants-Cross-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

May 23, 2006.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Cynthia A. Ricketts, Mark A. Nadeau, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P., Debora Lynn Verdier, Sanders & Parks, P.C., Phoenix, AZ, for Defendants-Counter-Claimants-Appellants-Cross-Appellees.

Katherine A. Fleet, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr, LLP, New York City, David M. Rogero, David M. Rogero, P.A., Miami, FL, Thomas P. Olson, A. Stephen Hut, Jr., E. Colin Rushing, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr, LLP, Washington, DC, Reid L. Phillips, David Kushner, Wade H. Hargrove, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, Raleigh, NC, for Plaintiffs.

Charles C. Murphy, Jr., Vaughan & Murphy, Lawrence K. Nodine, Needle & Rosenberg, P.C., Atlanta, GA, for Amici Curiae, Keenan and Comer.

Before TJOFLAT and HILL, Circuit Judges, and MILLS, District Judge.

TJOFLAT, Circuit Judge:

The Satellite Home Viewer Act of 1988 ("SHVA"), Pub. L. No. 100-667, tit. II, 102 Stat. 3935 (codified as amended at 17 U.S.C. § 119), as amended by the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act of 1999 ("SHVIA") (collectively, the "Act"), Pub. L. No. 106-113, § 1001 et seq., 113 Stat. 1501, 1501A-523, gives satellite carriers a compulsory, statutory license to transmit copyrighted distant network programing1...

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