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Full text available of settlement on mechanical royalties, as Copyright Royalty Board seeks comments

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2012

Last month, we wrote about the proposed settlement on "mechanical royalties" under Section 115 of the Copyright Act

Court of Appeals strikes down Communications Act ban on political and issue advertising on noncommercial broadcasting stations - analyzing the issues

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 13 2012

The Communications Act's ban on noncommercial broadcast stations running political and issue advertising was struck down as unconstitutional by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Third Circuit reaffirms rejection of FCC's "fleeting images" policy, reverses Super Bowl fine

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 2 2011

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals today issued its decision in the case dealing with the FCC's fine for the Janet Jackson "clothing malfunction" Super Bowl incident

California federal prosecutor states interest in prosecuting broadcast stations for medical marijuana advertising

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2011

The tenuous legal status of marijuana advertising on broadcast stations just got a little more tenuous as a Federal prosecutor in Southern California has reportedly indicated an intent to prosecute radio and TV stations, as well as newspapers and magazines, that advertise medical marijuana clinics

FCC stops processing applications by "eligible entities" - no extensions of unbuilt CPs when sold to a small business

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 25 2011

The recent decision of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals which overturned the FCC's 2007 rulings on newspaper-broadcast cross ownership and on diversity initiatives, took an unexpected turn today

Court tells FCC to give more consideration to newspaper-broadcast cross ownership rules and to policies to promote broadcast ownership by minorities

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2011

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has once again questioned the FCC's determinations on broadcast ownership issues

FCC decides to appeal indency cases to Supreme Court

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 21 2011

The FCC's indecency rules have, in recent months, twice been declared unconstitutional by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit - essentially finding that the FCC's policies imposed unconstitutional restrictions on speech as they did not give broadcasters any way of determining what was permitted and what was prohibited

SoundExchange claims credit for shutting down webcaster who was not paying royalties

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 19 2011

SoundExchange claims on its website that webcaster SWCast

Pandora gets subpoena about mobile app - privacy, the next big issue for digital media companies

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 11 2011

As broadcasters pursue their digital future, new legal issues arise to greet their entry into the on-line world and to add to the challenges posed by the new media

Court of appeals throws out FCC fines in NYPD Blue case

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2011

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a Summary Order vacating the $27,500 FCC fines imposed on a number of ABC television network stations in the Central and Mountain time zones which had aired, prior to the 10 PM safe harbor, an episode of the television program NYPD Blue on which a woman's bare buttocks were shown on screen