Tacoma: Judge blocks disclosure of Click’s contracts with local broadcasters; The News Tribune to appeal
The fees local broadcasters charge Click Cable TV’s roughly 22,000 subscribers are potentially a trade secret that should not be made public – at least, not by his court.
That’s essentially what Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper decided Friday by granting a preliminary injunction to block the city-owned cable network from releasing its so-called “retransmission consent agreements” to The News Tribune.
“I don’t really like this decision too much, because I’m a great believer in the Public Records Act,” Culpepper said. “… But I also have concerns about the effects this could have on the …