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Playboy sues over scrambling law

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Playboy Entertainment Group, Chicago, has asked a federal court in Delaware to void the part of the new Telecommunications Act that requires additional scrambling for cable companies offering channels "primarily dedicated to sexually oriented programming." Cable companies that cannot comply would have to remove adult programming from up to two-thirds of the broadcast day, Playboy said.

It is asking for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction to halt implementation of Section 505, which requires additional scrambling equipment.

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