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Appeals Court Tells FCC to Finalize Multiple Ownership Review, Throws Out TV JSA Attribution, and Questions Newspaper-Broadcast Cross-Ownership Ban
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2016

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday issued an opinion faulting the FCC for not completing any required review of its broadcast ownership

Nonprofits Bring First Amendment Challenge to TCPA for Restricting Political Speech
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2016

Legal Update The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) imposes liability for communicating certain messages in certain kinds of ways to certain

FCC Seeks Comment on NTIA Proposals to Expedite “Team Telecom” Review Process
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2016

Acting on a letter filed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the FCC issued a public notice late last Thursday

TCPA UPDATE: Failed Merger Leads to Failed TCPA Claim Against Both Sender & Service Provider
  • Horwood Marcus & Berk
  • USA
  • May 19 2016

On February 22, 2016, the U.S. District Judge Joan H. Lefkow of the Northern District of Illinois granted defendants' motion for summary judgment

Fine for Missing Quarterly Issues Programs List Not Excused by Intervening Transfer of Control of TV Station - Buy Assets Not Stock to Avoid Assuming Prior Owner’s FCC Liabilities
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

In an FCC decision fining a TV station $10,000 for failing to include 15 Quarterly Issues Programs lists in its public inspection file, the FCC

Supreme Court’s Spokeo Decision Erects Barriers for Privacy and Data Security Plaintiffs
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2016

On May 16, 2016, the United States Supreme Court in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins confirmed that a "concrete" injury is required of all private parties

FCC Announces Effective Date for Expanded Online Public File Requirement
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2016

In our Memorandum of January 28, 2016, we described the FCC’s expansion of the online public file requirement to cable TV, DBS, broadcast and

FCC Reaches No Conclusion on State of Competition in Video Market
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2016

In its seventeenth annual report to Congress on the competitive state of the U.S. video services sector, the FCC repeated its approach to last year's

Countdown to the Incentive Auction - FCC Announces Details of May 24 Workshop for Reverse Auction Participants, and Reminds Them to Preview the Auction System
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2016

Yesterday, the FCC released a Public Notice setting out the agenda for the May 24 Workshop to explain the process of bidding in the reverse auction

WD NY Holds TCPA Claim Does Not Survive Death of Plaintiff, TCPA Damages ‘Wholly Disproportionate to Harm Suffered’
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2016

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York recently held that claims under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47